Who is doing harm here?
Posted Oct 2, 2006 7:15 UTC (Mon) by error27
In reply to: Who is doing harm here?
Parent article: Busy busy busybox
PJ is a nice person, but she's also wrong. GPLv3 sucks.
I don't see how the FSF can keep claiming that Linus hasn't explained his objections clearly. He may not have gone through all the formal process, but they must be vegitative to claim he isn't communicating his thoughts. You seem to be implying that the FSF has no one on staff who can access the internet and read.
Personally, I don't like the optional web clauses in the GPLv3. The Gnu FDL has the same optional stuff where you never know what you're getting. It caused real problems for Debian.
There may be other things that suck with the GPLv3. I'm not very familiar with it yet. How do busy box rules affect Tivo DRM, for example? TiVO DRM is at a lower level so it shouldn't matter.
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