Similar in spirit?
Posted Oct 5, 2006 4:09 UTC (Thu) by proski
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So maybe we should push back DRM provisions to GPL v4.
Actually, I haven't heard anyone saying that GPLv3 is better than GPLv2 except the DRM issue. Whoever criticizes changes in GPLv3 compared to GPLv2 criticizes other changes as well.
My prediction is that most code that is under GPLv2 now will stay under GPLv2. But we may see new projects under GPLv3. We may also see some currently non-GPL code relicensed under GPLv3. We may see a new Java implementation under GPLv3. We may see Qt under GPLv3. We may see truly innovative software under GPLv3 due to the fact that it's more explicit with regard to patents.
Making changes to GPL piecemeal would likely increase fragmentation, not avoid it.
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