Similar in spirit?
Posted Oct 7, 2006 13:06 UTC (Sat) by stock
Parent article: Similar in spirit?
I fear that the FSF is now behaving like RedHat and Fedora have been
doing over things like the NTFS filesystem driver ntfs.ko and the
abandoning support of popular mainstream audio/video formats like mp3.
Inside the USA this may seem necessary but overseas like in France,
Mandriva has never excluded these.
So the GPLv3 might seem a glove match on American soil, where things like
the DRM legislation will be enforced, in other countries DRM issues will
just be textbook legislative examples only.
So my suggestion for Torvalds is to aim, point and identify which parts
of the Linux kernel can remain under GPLv2, and make a separate
additional part, like if you have linux-2.6.18.tar.bz2, you will now have
linux-2.6.18-std.tar.bz2 + linux-2.6.18-gplv3.tar.bz2, where the latter
is an extra tarball to be extracted over linux-2.6.18-std.
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