Drag-n-drop DTrace into Linux Kernel?
Posted Aug 8, 2007 17:17 UTC (Wed) by madscientist
In reply to: Drag-n-drop DTrace into Linux Kernel?
Parent article: On DTrace envy
A really interesting twist to this would be GPLv3.
There was some talk this past spring that Sun was looking at GPLv3 as a worthy successor for or alternative to CDDL. If Sun really does relicense OpenSolaris (and hence XFS and DTrace) under GPLv3 (or dual license it), I wonder if that's the "killer app" that would get the Linux kernel devs to re-examine the GPLv2 / GPLv3 issue. The buzz is that Linus and Co. are not as disdainful of the final GPLv3 draft as they were of some earlier versions, but that the effort involved with relicensing was widely seen as a waste of time with no real benefit.
Personally I doubt it would change anything on the Linux side; the people who would have to make this decision and do much of the work don't really seem to care much about DTrace (at least).
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