Normative reference for 350+ MLOCS?
Posted Oct 2, 2006 22:15 UTC (Mon) by cventers
In reply to: Normative reference for 350+ MLOCS?
Parent article: Busy busy busybox
> Of course the freedom offered by free software cannot be measured in US
> dollars, but still it's good to know the rough value of the economic
> foundation this community has built for itself.
This is why I think it is very important that the FSF has been doing the
GPLv3 drafting as they have, by involving people from around the world in
the review and commentary over 3 discussion drafts over a one year
period. They know that they are doing important work on everyone's
behalf, and not everyone wants the same thing out of this work, so
they've been trying to bring people together.
I don't think Linus's implication that the FSF didn't care what he
thought is fair. Thats why I attempt to remind of the difference between
listening to someone and unilaterally doing what they say. But the
feedback of Linus, you, and the other developers is still important. If
you are at all concerned about the license, please don't sit out from the
discussion. You don't have to answer to anybody - you can walk right into
the discussion process as Ingo Molnar with whatever opinions and concerns
you have. You might not alter the course of the license, but is it more
important for LWN readers to hear you, or the people doing that which
to post comments)