Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Jun 2007 22:17 UTC, submitted by prymitive
GNU, GPL, Open Source A lengthy debate that began with a suggestion to dual license the Linux kernel under the GPLv2 and the GPLv3 continues on the Linux Kernel Mailing List. Throughout the ongoing thread Linux creator Linus Torvalds has spoken out on the GPLv2, the upcoming GPLv3, the BSD license, Tivo, the Free Software Foundation, and much more. During the discussion, he was asked we he chose the GPLv2 over the BSD license when he's obviously not a big fan of the FSF.
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RE[3]: BSD vs GPL...
by sean on Mon 18th Jun 2007 13:37 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: BSD vs GPL..."
sean
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2005-06-29

But I do respect the BSD philosophy, even if I do sometimes call it the "rape me" license.

A better way to think about it is the giving license. You give to others instead of expecting money or source code in return. You can still hope others will share back. That is not hypocritical. BSD is the soup kitchen of licenses. ;)

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