> the same can be said for all the 'sky is falling' anti GPLv2 stuff that
> was used to justify creating GPLv3
Agreed. And it *is* annoying that lawyers (on any side) won't publicly discuss details of how to circumvent the GPL, but I understand their reasons. I also don't know how many of these exploits were practical, rather than theoretical.
But those I know involved in the drafting, such as Harald Welte and Andrew Tridgell and various lawyers were reasonably happy with the overall result. Eventually, as a user, it's time to upgrade, and for me that time has come.