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: ok then
by sigzero on Fri 27th Jan 2006 12:53 UTC in reply to "ok then"
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Realistically yes. Unless you want to replace eveything Linus has ever committed to the kernel. No? I thought not. To get the kernel to v3 (which there is zero reason to do anyway) you have to do 1 of 2 things:

#1 Get everyone still living to agree to it.

#2 Re-write everything that those against moving to the v3 version committed to the kernel.

I see neither of those happening.

Then you have the politics aspect of going against Linus the kernel guy himself. Oi! I don't see that happening with any kind of success what-so-ever.

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