Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Sep 2006 15:36 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
GNU, GPL, Open Source Friday Several kernel developers issued a position paper criticizing the GPLv3 drafts. That prompted Software Freedom Law Center chairman Eben Moglen to issue a 'renewed invitation' yesterday to kernel developers to participate in the GPLv3 process. Linus Torvalds responded to Moglen's statement by saying that his position on the license is clear and that he's "fed up" with the FSF.
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RE[7]: What is the problem again?
by Simba on Thu 28th Sep 2006 17:23 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: What is the problem again?"
Simba
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2005-10-08

"It's not risk at all to use software under the GPLv3 because it's not an EULA."

Yes, it is a EULA. And if you think there is no risk involved in using it, then you haven't read it. If you sue a an open source company for example, for infringing on one of your patents, your license to use software licensed under GPL3 is revoked.

Businesses are simply not going to go for that kind of strongarm tactic. They aren't going to commit themselves to saying "We can never enforce our software patents against any open source software".

The risks of using GPL3 licensed software is too high. Even the kernel developers agree. So does Linus Torvalds.

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