Busy busy busybox
Posted Oct 2, 2006 17:07 UTC (Mon) by JoeBuck
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What you're missing is how much work that FSF has been doing to please corporate lawyers, as well as how much work they are doing to make GPLv3 work under legal systems other than the Anglo-American one.
Linus has one real objection: DRM. Everything else about GPLv3 is going to wind up as an improvement, particularly the patent language and the compatibility language. Many of the objections I've seen to GPLv3 other than to the DRM section are based on the fact that GPLv3 states clearly things that were already implied in GPLv2 (e.g. when you distribute a GPL program you are giving the recipients a license to use, modify, and distribute that program even if you have a patent that it infringes).
Perhaps the DRM dispute will be unbridgeable, but I think everything else can be solved.
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