FSF is creating a problem that never existed!
Posted Oct 2, 2006 12:03 UTC (Mon) by laf0rge
In reply to: FSF is creating a problem that never existed!
Parent article: Busy busy busybox
Ingo, I don't really understand your hatred against the GPLv3 and the process. I've personally witnessed (and contributed some minor issues to) the GPLv3 process, and I can absolutely not support the statement of it not being open.
In fact, very early on, I feared that the process wouldn't be open. But especially looking at the changes between the first and second draft, you can't really claim that the feedback from the community has no influence on the license drafts, can you?
Isn't it just that you happened not to care about the GPLv3 process until it was already going on for more than six months? Why was I the only kernel developer present at those three GPLv3 conferences that I've been to?
If you feel like basing your criticism on a solid basis, I suggest you outline which comments you made at which state of the process, how those comments were submitted to the FSF, and which response you got or didn't get.
btw: Almost all my old code is GPLv2 only. Because I never know in advance how any later version might look like. Now that v3 starts to materialize, I'm sure I'll switch to "v2 or v3" wording. The openness of the FSF license drafting process might even make me dare to use "or any later version" in new code that I write from now on.
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