I've intended to write about this a few times, but the overall GPL process seems to be so, ah, methodical, that a week here or there probably doesn't matter one way or the other. At any rate, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) has been working on updating the GPL license in order to take into account just how software is used and deployed in the 21st century. Much of the GPL license (and some of the confusion around it) is based around the notion of distribution, which was apppropriate back when the GPL was created, but now more and more software is never distributed it's just hosted at companies like Yahoo, Google, Amazon and others. Technically the GPL license is known as a "reciprocal" license meaning that if you distribute GPL licensed software with your own software that must also be GPL. (OK, this is a simplification. If you want to read the full GPL license, feel free.)
We use the GPL at MySQL as the basis for our own "Quid Pro Quo" approach which boils down to "if you're open source, we're open source" but we also offer a commercial license for those who need that. (I sometimes tell people we have chosen the GPL but we're not trying to convert anyone to our particular religion. We work with customers however they want to work.)
Nonetheless, the GPL license is now 14 years old and it's good that the FSF is updating it. David Axmark, one of the co-founders of MySQL, has been providing his input into the GPL process working with Eben Moglen and others for several years. In his view, the GPL V3 is making good progress but "it's not quite done yet":
I believe that Eben and RMS had exchanged 960,000 (!) emails on this topic over two years ago (it was mentioned at the FSF associate members meeting in Boston 2003 that I attended).
A new GPL is a hard balancing act between the big companies that currently support the GPL, the core Free Software principles and thousands of developers who choose to use it for their code. Another complication is that the GPL is a global license and it needs to work everywhere. Licenses are also notoriously hard to alpha & beta test. They go directly to release and even simple bugs cause a lot of havoc!