Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 15th Jul 2007 16:12 UTC, submitted by shykid
GNU, GPL, Open Source Open Source infighting over the GPLv3 just turned nastier - in a post on the Linux kernel mailing list, Linus Torvalds effectively called the authors of the GPLv3 'hypocritical morons'. InformationWeek has reported on the issue: "Linux creator Linus Torvalds said the authors of a new software license expected to be used by thousands of open source programmers are a bunch of hypocrites and likened them to religious fanatics - the latest sign of a growing schism in the open source community between business-minded developers like Torvalds and free software purists."
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Valhalla
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2006-01-24

Thom wrote:
"And who is the 'anybody' here? Quite clearly, the people who are advocating and who wrote the exact license that, according to Linus, limits people's "right of choice". "

ahh please stop it before I lose the respect I have for you Thom. his remarks here are NOT against gplv3 or it's authors. hell, he takes great care in emphasizing that this is about his PERSONAL preference regarding which licence he chooses. and the "right to choice" is so OBVIOUSLY about those who are trying to coerce him into switching to gplv3 and thus trying to limit HIS freedom of choice.

there is nothing in this article that says "Linux Creator Calls GPLv3 Authors 'Hypocrites" no matter how desperately you try to 'read between the lines'.

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