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Pencil, Pencil, and Pencil
Dividing the Linux desktop
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A report from pgCon 2013
True enough. Linus "rejecting" GPLv3 is only going to increase the attention focused on it, on the Linux kernel, and ultimately, on some of the finer points of software licensing.
Posted Jan 31, 2006 22:17 UTC (Tue) by man_ls (subscriber, #15091)
Posted Feb 2, 2006 22:19 UTC (Thu) by cyd (guest, #4153)
Posted Feb 3, 2006 0:44 UTC (Fri) by liamh (subscriber, #4872)
Posted Feb 9, 2006 9:56 UTC (Thu) by forthy (guest, #1525)
GPLv3 is still a copying license, not a usage license. It allows usage
restrictions to be compatible with licenses like ApacheL or CDDL from
Sun. This is an optional "module" of the license.
The DRM part is non-optional, because I'm quite convinced that Linus
simply is wrong, and the majority is correct, that the anti-DRM statement
really is already in GPLv2, though not explicitely. Linus is just telling
blue-eyed rubbish. That includes himself putting the "GPLv2 only" notice
into COPYING. Didn't he read the "Thou shalt not alter the COPYING file"
part of the GPL? It's right below the copyright statement!
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