Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Feb 2006 23:54 UTC, submitted by sean batten
GNU, GPL, Open Source "Linus Torvalds doesn't want to change the Linux kernel's software license, and he said so again last week. For good measure this time, he threw in some inflammatory remarks. "I literally feel," wrote Torvalds, "that we do not, as software developers, have the moral right to enforce our rules on hardware manufacturers. We are not crusaders, trying to force people to bow to our superior God." Since the crusades were a foreign adventure responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands, that's not the most diplomatic response, and FSF counsel Eben Moglen refused to be drawn into retaliation when we contacted him for comment."
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RE[2]: Insightful
by harcalion on Wed 8th Feb 2006 08:03 UTC in reply to "RE: Insightful"
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Linux is not GNU, so, the death of Linux (as it remains in GPL2) would possibly impact the widespread of the GNU operating environment, but surely they'll choose another GPL3 kernel, like OpenSolaris or maybe the Hurd has been released by then (lol).

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