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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tomcat
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2006-01-06

Torvalds isn't going to migrate to GPL3 because, among other things, its anti-IP provisions will limit penetration of the Linux kernel into places where IP is critical; ie. embedded devices, set top boxes, etc. Not to mention the fact that he would have needed to get everyone who submitted code to the kernel to agree to the license migration. Talk about a pain in the arse.

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