Kernel developers' position on GPLv3
Posted Sep 26, 2006 13:47 UTC (Tue) by timtas
In reply to: Kernel developers' position on GPLv3
Parent article: Kernel developers' position on GPLv3
I have not missed that they still support v2, I just wondered why...
> I doubt that any of the kernel developers would want to apologize for hte
> fact that their employers are sinking millions of dollars into supporting
> and developing Linux and other OSS projects.
Sorry, but I don't quite get this sentence. I have no problem that they work for companies supporting Linux, I even have no problem with those companies at all. I only doubted they speak for themselves, because their language and their arguments sounded very much like business talk and not like personal opinions on things.
> You seem to be unwilling to admit that anyone could possibly just
> disagree with you...
Oh, really? Would I participate in this discussion, then? A lot of people disagree with the current draft of GPLv3, I have no problem with that at all. I'm not even suggesting in the least the kernel should move to GPLv3. What I didn't like was the tone of the position and generally that people put their "own" position while constantly referring to companies, distributors and all.
I think the companies should speak for themeselves in that matter, their view is certainly valid to consider.
to post comments)