# GPLv3 Draft Out

Looks like the discussion draft of the proposed GPLv3 has been posted for review. The ironic thing, in my mind, is this nugget just before the preamble:

Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this license document, but changing it is not allowed.

Now, clearly, I'm no lawyer, but that seems to me to be a bit ironic. The GPL — which is all about offering anything up in the public domain, free to change (so long as you redistribute your changes) — is not freely changable.

Bizarre. Why isn't the GPL, well, GPL'd?