Possible routes to kernel on GPLv3
Posted Jan 27, 2007 20:46 UTC (Sat) by bronson
In reply to: Possible routes to kernel on GPLv3
Parent article: GPL 3: An Open-Source Earthquake? (CRN)
I realize I worded my previous post little ranty (shouldn't write before morning coffee).
Here's what I was trying to say:
- I have no interest in becoming part of a committee that has no charter and no direction. Committees need definite, achievable goals to pursue.
- gplv3.fsf.org appears to be abandoned. The last publicly-visible updates were from Q3 of last year.
- There has been no action whatsoever on the gplv3 in the last six months. The 27 July draft is still the most recent.
- There's basically no readable discussion to be found on gplv3.fsf.org (the "Comments" page has become impenetrable).
- There has been tons of very good, very readable discussion on LWN, Slashdot, and LKML. Why is this? Why can't it happen on gplv3.fsf.org?
- Why hasn't the FSF dignified the LKML position statement with a clear response? They seem to reject all the kernel developers as fringe outliers.
- There's no way for me to learn more about why the FSF is making these decisions because everything is done behind closed doors in proprietary committees. What happened to freedom?
I just hope that the GPLv3 manages to survive this process.
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