Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 14th Dec 2006 03:00 UTC, submitted by SEJeff
Linux "It's always an interesting day when you get to write a kernel patch, at the urging of Andrew Morton, that notifies the world that non-GPL Linux kernel modules will not work after January 2008 and write some poetry all in the same message." More here. Hopefully, many closed-source drivers will be opened during the next year if this patch goes through. Update: Linus responds.
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Good that Linus said NO!
by mgajda on Thu 14th Dec 2006 07:17 UTC
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He seems right to keep the present way, _because_ benevolent meritocracy just makes the world better for everyone as opposed to blind (copyright) law-enforcement.

Somehow he makes the point that copyright-based enforcement of GPL just doesn't have enough fine moral distinction between what is right, and what is wrong.

BTW That is also a good reason to drop GPLv3.

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