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nocturn
February 8th, 2006, 09:08 AM
http://lkml.org/lkml/2006/2/2/283

This makes for a very interesting read. It explains why Linus doesn't want to move to the GPLv3 and why he chose the GPL(v2) for Linux in the first place (over other licenses such as BSD).

It also marks a difference in thinking. Stallman and the FSF are more idealistic than he is, therefor the discussion is going on on two levels. For Linus it is a practical problem, for the FSF, it is a moral issue.

I'm on the moral side of the fence, but that's just me.

briancurtin
February 8th, 2006, 09:10 AM
http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=122004&highlight=Linus+GPLv3

interesting read indeed

nocturn
February 8th, 2006, 09:17 AM
That post sparked an article in The Register about the imminent demise of Linux, which in turn got them an E-mail from Linus himself pointing at the post on the LKML.

I'm kinda sad about this, I would like to see the kernel adopt the V3 license because DRM is the biggest threat to Free computing we have faced.