Kernel developers' position on GPLv3
Posted Sep 28, 2006 18:31 UTC (Thu) by smoogen
In reply to: Kernel developers' position on GPLv3
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I just don't understand how changing everything to the GPLv3 will fix it when humans will come up with ways to circumvent that pretty quick to... and they will continue to do so as long as their is a strong motivation to do so that fulfills their needs. The way that you stop it is by convincing enough people that it is in their best interest to play nicely with each other and share their toys when asked.
How to accomplish this we have differing views... but I do not currently see where the middle ground that people will meet on. And without a middle ground the majority of people who aren't developers, aren't coders in any form, don't want to futz with their computer anymore than they want to change the oil on their cars, are going to congregate. And until we get them convinced, it doesnt matter if we write the worlds most perfect License that makes sure that the Four Freedoms are never put aside.. it would just be declared invalid by the paid for courts etc etc.
My view is that work on getting the public knowing why Libre software is important, what it means, and what they get out of it. AND why it makes the Four Needs (Reproduction, Sleep, Food, Safety) easier to accomplish than anything else. Then you can get the problems that stop the Four Freedoms dealt with by consensus in a political/social manner.
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