New versions of LaTeX2e and the LPPL
The December 2005 release of LaTeX2e has been out for a while now. You can get current LaTeX here. Changes from the previous version include updates of required packages, starting the use of eTeX extensions, and the addition of a font encoding guide. See issue 17 of the LaTeX news for details.
Also, some changes have been to the LaTeX project public license (LPPL). The license is now at version 1.3c.