Very ill-thought-out position
Posted Sep 23, 2006 14:53 UTC (Sat) by timtas
In reply to: Very ill-thought-out position
Parent article: Kernel developers' position on GPLv3
> We had hoped that the poll results and position paper would start
> discussion of the relative merits of the GPLv3 draft in the context
> of the Linux Kernel, not that it would cause flames and
> claims of FUD.
So why then do they spread FUD ? They certainly do.
I don't think the kernel should move to GPLv3, no project should. But all I read in this position on the GPLv3 draft is about ecosystem provided by kind distributors and nice companies owning substancial software patent portfolios upon which we rely and shouldn't get angry.
I would have no problem if this postion was signed by representatives of Novell, Red Hat and IBM, but it quite strange to get this from "the kernel developers", completely speaking for themselves and not in the least for their companies that pay their wages.
Everybody has to make a living, but you should at least be honest about it.
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