Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Jun 2007 10:38 UTC, submitted by Nixomayor
GNU, GPL, Open Source Linux leader Linus Torvalds has finally found something that could convince him that the forthcoming version 3 of the General Public License is worth adopting: open-source Solaris. "If Sun really is going to release OpenSolaris under GPL 3, that may be a good reason" to move Linux to the new license, Torvalds said in a posting to the Linux kernel mailing list on Monday. "I don't think the GPL 3 is as good a license as 2, but on the other hand, I'm pragmatic, and if we can avoid having two kernels with two different licenses and the friction that causes, I at least see the reason for GPLv3."
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Doubtful
by Lambda on Wed 13th Jun 2007 21:29 UTC
Lambda
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2006-07-28

...unless the linux kernel becomes another fragmented *BSD situation.
Read the thread. Major contributors like Al Viro and Greg KH won't be contributing under GPL v3.

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