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8:05 AM ET, June 30, 2007

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GNU General Public License  — Explanation of the changes to GPLv3 since the "Last Call" draft: LaTeX, PDF, PostScript.  —  GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE  —  Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this license document, but changing it is not allowed.  —  Preamble
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Will the iPhone violate GPL 3?  —  You have to feel a little sorry for the Free Software Foundation, which launched the first overhaul of its General Public License (GPL) in 16 years on the same day that Apple's iPhone launch hogged the spotlight.  —  But the foundation, like everybody and his brother …
Discussion: Ars Technica and eWEEK.com
Joshua Gay / FSF:
iPhone restricts users, GPLv3 frees them  —  On Friday, June 29, not everyone in the continental U.S. will be waiting in line to purchase a $500 iPhone.  In fact, hundreds of thousands of digital aficionados around the globe won't be standing in line at all, for June 29 marks the release …
Discussion: Inquirer
Josh / FSF:
FSF releases the GNU General Public License, version 3
Discussion: Compiler and Wired News
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Free Software Foundation releases GPL 3
CNET News.com:
iPhone supply lives to sell another day  —  Long lines for Apple's iPhone moved quickly Friday evening on both coasts, as the general public finally got its hands on what is perhaps the most hyped gadget in tech history.  —  In both New York and San Francisco, lines that had stretched …
Discussion: Crave and Lost Remote
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Nik Cubrilovic / New Web Order:
Liveblogging iPhone Launch  —  Lots of people who haven't showered in a while hanging out the front of the Apple store here.  Lots of built up excitement as the doors are about to open.  —  6.00pm: Ok the doors are open.  Around 200 people lining up, another 500 looking on
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Long-Awaited iPhone Goes on Sale
Discussion: MY iTablet
Charles Jade / Infinite Loop:
Waiting at the San Francisco Apple Store
Discussion: CNET News.com
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
iPhone teardown reveals better-than-iPod construction (photos)  —  A disassembly of the iPhone immediately after its public launch has revealed small, but useful, information about the Apple handset's assembly.  —  Technicians at iFixit have dissected the device from front to back …
Discussion: Mobility Site, Apple 2.0 and Crave
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
iPhone first hands-on and unboxing  —  Say hello to iPhone.  —  (Don't go far, we're uploading more pictures every minute.)
Discussion: Cult of Mac and digg
Dan Moren / iPhone Central:
Things to do with an iPhone when it's dead  —  I'm calmer now.  Mostly.  And I've had some time to think about things: life, the grand scheme of things, whatnot.  Time to really commune with the emptiness.  Staring into the inky blackness of a dead iPhone screen has turned out to be a sort …
Discussion: Tech_Space
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Apple posts iPhone user manual
Discussion: MacRumors and Mobility Site
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
It lives up to every bit of hype  —  Amazing device.  Amazing line.  Steve Jobs showed up, unfortunately that was after we had left the store but we saw him arrive and walk into the store (he walked to the store from his home).  —  Also joining us in line was Andy Hertzfeld in addition to Bill Atkinson, who I talked about earlier.
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David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
iPhone First Impressions  —  It was difficult, but I finally tore myself away from playing with my 8GB iPhone to put together a First Impressions post.  I tried touching on a few things that we might not have discussed before, or at least things that I particularly appreciate that might …
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget Mobile:   3G iPhone for Europe to be announced Monday?
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:   Rumors spreading of European iPhone news for Monday
TED / uncov:
Kevin Rose: YOU ARE DOING IT WRONG  —  There's no way I could sleep tonight without ripping the s**t out of Pownce.  The only thing that really irritates me about Pownce is that it has to exist on the same internet that I use.  —  Pownce is a web service that lets you "share stuff with your friends".
Discussion: Mashable!, Glass House and digg
Associated Press:
AT&T Is Buying Oklahoma-Based Carrier  —  AT&T, the wireless carrier, agreed on Friday to acquire the rural wireless provider Dobson Communications Corporation for $2.8 billion in cash.  —  The offer of $13 a share adds about 1.7 million customers to AT&T's nearly 62 million …
CNET News.com:
AT&T: 2.5G upgrades won't make iPhone Web surfing faster  — Extra: IBM 1401 Mainframe, the musical - Crave: How to keep the pool clean and green - Security Bites Podcast: Web security challenge - Podcast: The tech world waits for Apple - Phishing scam spreading via Yahoo IM worm …
Discussion: Macsimum News and The Next Net
Katie Allen / Guardian:
Music industry attacks Sunday newspaper's free Prince CD  —  The eagerly awaited new album by Prince is being launched as a free CD with a national Sunday newspaper in a move that has drawn widespread criticism from music retailers.  —  The Mail on Sunday revealed yesterday …
 
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Rachel Rosmarin / Forbes:
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