What is a GM version?

Xcode 6 versions
So today I wanted to start learning Swift and Xcode 6.

I went to the Xcode download page, and I was like, hmm, what the hell is a GM seed?

As quoted from Wikipedia:

A copy of the RTM build known as the "gold master" or GM is sent for mass duplication

If you looked into the article, there's a pretty Software release life cycle map that shows you the different stages a software production goes through.

Usually I see software going from beta, and then to live or production. Gold master is something new.

What is a GM version?
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