Posted Oct 18, 2006 6:49 UTC (Wed) by man_ls
In reply to: FSF should separate GPLv3 changes (Linux.com)
Parent article: FSF should separate GPLv3 changes (Linux.com)
Existing kernel developers would benefit. Would-be kernel deveopers would be restrained by non-modifiable software. It is like in Rice's vampire novels where one of the regular occupations of old, strong vampires is killing young ones so that they do not prosper. :P
Well, it is a bit exaggerated; high salaries make wonders to attract bright professionals. But the point is that only professionals would get to play with real hardware; there would be no place for hobbyists writing code in their spare time. In this scenario there is no way that a student anywhere might start a project as "just a hobby, won't be big and professional like gnu".
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