Very ill-thought-out position
Posted Sep 24, 2006 6:07 UTC (Sun) by neilbrown
In reply to: Very ill-thought-out position
Parent article: Kernel developers' position on GPLv3
So why then do they spread FUD ? They certainly do
I don't claim to speak for the people who wrote the letter, but if they are speading FUD, then maybe it is because:
They have a real fear that this new license will be rejected by many
and - as it is incompatible with GPLv2 - this will cause a balkanisation in the FLOSS arena with many GPLv2 vs GPLv3 forks. This is seriously possible and would not be a good thing.
They are profoundly uncertain that the value added by this license is worth the cost of the destabilisation it could cause, and because
They truely doubt that the "no technical measures" provisions will only stop unwanted measures but may also stop truely valuable technical measures (yes, there probably are some).
It is OK to spead FUD when you genuinely feel fear, uncertainty and doubt yourself.
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