Kernel developers' position on GPLv3
Posted Sep 23, 2006 20:27 UTC (Sat) by steelpillow
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Bruce Perens wrote, "Ultimately, we need to recognize that Linux is a 15-year-old kernel and that there will be another technical development to superscede it eventually. I can't say what that will be, but I think the best chance of mobilizing individual contribution to it would be to use GPL 3."
That made me check my crystal ball. I saw a massive fork of just about everything into -2 and -3 licensed streams. Most developers, especially the paid staffers, needed to see their stuff happen on Linux, and followed the -2 fork. The -3 forks one by one joined the HURD on the back burner. Then a new OS came along, and in order to leverage all that Linux-friendly stuff it was released under GPL v2.4.
Things got a bit blurry after that, where my tears had fallen. I wiped them away and caught someone saying, "the place to fight unwelcome licensing laws is the legislative process, not the licenses themselves." I lost contact.
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