Re: Kernel developers' position on GPLv3
Posted Sep 23, 2006 9:42 UTC (Sat) by bug1
In reply to: Re: Kernel developers' position on GPLv3
Parent article: Kernel developers' position on GPLv3
"The moment we try to force people they will do less for FOSS, not more"
Would you prefer Linux (the kernel) be under a BSD license then ?
I believe forcing people to "do the right thing" sets a standard of behaviour that is required to isolate freeloaders and develop teamwork/community.
Cosntructive criticism is usefull, and its good to clarify your objections like this, but Linux made its decsion many years ago when it excluded the "or later" clause. If GPLv3 was everything you wanted you still couldnt switch to it due to practical reasons of getting everyones permission.
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