nevertheless, I think that this is a good effort
Posted Feb 14, 2013 18:50 UTC (Thu) by JoeBuck
In reply to: FOSDEM: Richard Fontana on copyleft-next
Parent article: FOSDEM: Richard Fontana on copyleft-next
The FSF's effort to produce GPLv3 was impressive in many ways, but in the end I consider it a failure, because it split the developer community, by trying and failing to accomplish things with licenses that just can't be done (like stop DRM: had Linus gone along with GPLv3 the device makers would simply have forked the kernel at that point). One consequence of that failure is that more projects are choosing weak copyleft or BSD-style licenses.
Having a copyleft license that is GPL2 and GPL3-compatible, that is substantially simpler than GPL3, and that isn't encumbered with unnecessary rhetoric, would be a very good thing.
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