Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 26th Jan 2006 02:21 UTC, submitted by Moparx
Linux Linus posted on the Linux Kernel Mailing List today and said that the kernel will not be moving to GPLv3. "The Linux kernel is under the GPL version 2. Not anything else. Some individual files are licenceable under v3, but not the kernel in general. And quite frankly, I don't see that changing."
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RE: Doesn't appreciate freedom.
by tomcat on Thu 26th Jan 2006 20:18 UTC in reply to "Doesn't appreciate freedom."
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I have nothing but respect for Torvolds, however, its been clear for quite some time that he doesn't put much value on the concept of Software freedom. Him and RMS battle over it every once in a while, and they just don't see eye to eye on the issue. I thought maybe Linus would be more open to it after the Bitkeeper debacle, but it doesn't seem that way.


Please clarify. Torvalds was pretty up front about not wanting to use a commercial solution or pay royalties for a source control management system. I don't see how that differs all that much from how Stallman would see things...

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