Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 8th Feb 2006 18:27 UTC
Linux It seems like Linus Torvalds cannot make up his mind about whether or not to use the GPL3 for the Linux kernel. After clearly rejecting the idea of using the GPL3 ('and I don't see that changing'), he now opens the option up again. "It's 'quite possible,' said Torvalds that the GPL 3 could be used, 'but on the other hand, there's a purely practical problem with any change of license when you have tens of major copyright holders and hundreds of people who have written some part and thousands who have submitted one-liners and small fixes. There are, after all, benefits to putting the kernel under the GPL 3,' Torvalds said."
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RE: All or None?
by AlexandreAM on Thu 9th Feb 2006 19:10 UTC in reply to "All or None?"
AlexandreAM
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Unless you wanted to fork it under GPLv2 (so you wouldn't change much of the state of things now) you really couldn't "fork away from Linus".

(Perhaps you weren't talking about the Licensing issue, if that is the case, please ignore this post)

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