Possible routes to kernel on GPLv3
Posted Jan 26, 2007 16:13 UTC (Fri) by coriordan
In reply to: Possible routes to kernel on GPLv3
Parent article: GPL 3: An Open-Source Earthquake? (CRN)
> Still doesn't cut it
My explanation of why relicensing is possible doesn't cut is as an explanation for why it will happen? Of course, but that's because you changed the topic. C'mon.
So, onto the topic you raised: will the developers be willing?
There are three factors that point to "maybe". One is that Linus loves digging his heels in and TALKING _like_ *this* and saying never never never, but he also doesn't mind changing his mind after all that. That's his management style, he even documented it somewhere. The second is that in the Linux developers survey that came out against GPLv3, one person later said they hadn't read GPLv3 - how many others hadn't read it? And thirdly, we can't predict the future. No one guessed that Novell would jump into bed with MS. We don't know what other nasty tricks are in store which might make it clearer why a really solid licence is necessary.
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