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[3]: What is the problem again?
by Simba on Thu 28th Sep 2006 17:25 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: What is the problem again?"
Simba
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2005-10-08

"Strong arming you how? Has he hooked you into the GPLV3 leash? Got a rectal V3 probe? Dude you can choose not to use it...."

You haven't been following the GPL3 debate at all have you... Again, and this is the last time I am going to say it (cause I am sick of repeating myself over and over for the benefit of those who are ill informed and don't know what is going on), the patent lawsuit retaliation clauses in GPL3 are a strongarm tactic that businesses are not going to go for. And it will kill open source software in business. I've been saying it for months. And the kernel developers are saying it now as well.

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