Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 4th Aug 2006 05:05 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source "We've been talking, meeting, and arguing over GPL 3 for nearly two years. Recently, the second draft of the long-awaited rewrite of the popular free-software license arrived. But Linus Torvalds wasn't happy with the first draft, and nothing has been modified in the second draft to make him change his mind."
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Do we really care?
by DKR on Fri 4th Aug 2006 13:07 UTC
DKR
Member since:
2005-08-22

Why do we care about Linus so much? He's one person, and is currently only writing ~2% Linux kernel code. GNU/Linux could just as easily be GNU/BSD with a little work.

We don't have to please Linus all the time, you know. After all, he supports DRM and the like.


Rumor has it, Linus will only eat green jelly beans, and they have to be shaped like penguins.

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RE: Do we really care?
by jofallon on Fri 4th Aug 2006 14:32 in reply to "Do we really care?"
jofallon Member since:
2005-11-15

Perhaps it's just that that 2 percent of the kernel is more essential than anyone in the FSF has done in years. GNU/Hurd has been talked about for years, but Linux is shipping and usable.

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RE[2]: Do we really care?
by borker on Fri 4th Aug 2006 16:04 in reply to "RE: Do we really care?"
borker Member since:
2006-04-04

yeah I mean GNU only produces the entire toolchain that the kernel and the apps are built on... hardly anything really...

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