mlrtime writes: "On Tuesday, SIFMA (Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association) commended the Free Software
Foundation and the Software Freedom Law Center for their significant work in
introducing Version 3 of the General Public License (GPL). The GPL is the software license governing
the GNU-Linux operation system as well as other software that is widely
utilized within the private and public sectors, including many SIFMA
members. Financial service firms
ranging from investment banks to commercial banks utilize the GNU-Linux operating
system as a platform for trading systems, databases and market data
systems. SIFMA believes that the
objections of the free and open source software community can be achieved
consistently and in collaboration with the needs of large end-users, including
those in the financial services industries.
Click here to
view SIFMA's press release."