Who is doing harm here?
Posted Oct 2, 2006 7:46 UTC (Mon) by atai
In reply to: Who is doing harm here?
Parent article: Busy busy busybox
OK, if Linus never wants v3, then fine. Just say Linux is GPL v2 forever and be done with it.
There are people who want GPL v3. There are people who want the DRM threat addressed. There are people who want the ASP loophole closed. There are people who want better license compatibility. The kernel developers may think GPL v2 is fine for them, but they do not consider the needs of the people caring about the ASP scenario, for example.
Linus is now attacking the GPL v3 beyond what he wants to do with the kernel (staying with v2). He can just ignore the GPL v3, but the recent open letter from the kernel developers and Linus's statements make you wonder if he is trying to derail the use of GPL v3 outside his project in general. And he seems happy playing this role (due to his personal hatred toward RMS?)
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