FSF is creating a problem that never existed!
Posted Oct 2, 2006 11:12 UTC (Mon) by walken
In reply to: FSF is creating a problem that never existed!
Parent article: Busy busy busybox
> Secondly, by allowing a huge body of "GPLv2 or later" code, written by over
> one hundred thousand contributors, to be incorporated into more restrictive
> "GPLv3 or later" licensed codebases, the FSF runs the risk of abusing the
> trust these people have put into the FSF when they made their "GPLv2 or
> later" contributions: that the modifications to those codebases wont
> automatically be back-mergable into the "GPLv2 or later" codebase they
> originated from. (At least the current GPLv3 draft has such unfair
> "self-propagation" properties, by setting up assymetric contribution
Once again there is nothing new here. This is the same old "GPL is a virus" argument: one can get BSD code into a GPLv2 project, but GPLv2 code can not go back into a BSD project (or it can, but the resulting binary is covered by GPLv2). You've never had a problem with that, so why do you feel the equivalent situation with GPLv2 and GPLv3 is a moral issue now ?
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