There'll be no halt
Posted Sep 23, 2006 13:13 UTC (Sat) by Felix_the_Mac
In reply to: There'll be no halt
Parent article: Kernel developers' position on GPLv3
"There will be no big split. GPLv3 will lose compatibility with "v2 only" software (which there is very little of, Linux being the only big example)"
Isn't this a show-stopper if the kernel is not going to move to the current draft v3?
How do you build a distribution if everything except the kernel is GPL v3?
If that is the case, then I think the best solution is for the major sticking points of v3 to be dropped (DRM & patents??) and the useful work including increasing compatibility with other licenses, including the LGPL, clarification of meaning and changes for the purpose of internationalisation to go ahead.
This has the possible effect of reducing license proliferation and invigorating the OSS ecosystem rather than the reverse.
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