# And then there were threeâ€¦

So, finally.. after 16 years, it happened.
Today we released Version 3 of the GNU General Public License. Previously, we had GPLv2 (1991) and GPLv1 (1989). Strange to think I was 8 and 10 when these things came out. Prior to these, we even had The Emacs General Public License, which gave off many subtle varieties, such as this Nethack General Public License.
Anyway, to make way for this monumental event, we gave GNU.ORG a little spruce up… Not a lot, but we’ve added the GPLv3 ‘dog ear’ and GPLv3/FSF red to the banner.
Although it never got made live, I have to thank Rob Myers, for creating this GPLv3 edition of the GNU head.