Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 13th May 2007 14:17 UTC, submitted by Rahul
GNU, GPL, Open Source Open source guru Alan Cox has voiced his support for the controversial version 3.0 of the GNU General Public Licence in an exclusive podcast interview with Computer Weekly. Cox was once regarded as the Linux number two behind Linus Torvalds because of his work maintaining the Linux kernel, and he is still a major force in the open source community. But whereas Torvalds has openly criticised GPL 3.0, and said he will not be signing up to the new licence, Cox is fully behind it.
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"Unless, of course, the kernel devs want to go illegal and hand over a legal gun to MS and others to shoot them."

You are mixing civil law and criminal law. Redistributing a binary kernel with GPL v3 and GPL v2 mixed would not be a crime, but it would leave the distributor open to lawsuits from the copyright holders under civil law.

Unless Microsoft is a copyright holder for parts of the Linux kernel (which I doubt), they are not party to any copyright infringement. Not everything has to to with Microsoft.

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