Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Feb 2006 21:15 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source Linus Torvalds, father of the Linux kernel, has fleshed out his unhappiness with GPLv3 in three recent posts on the Linux Kernel Mailing List. Torvalds previously stated that the kernel will remain under the licensing terms of GPLv2. Yesterday, Torvalds offered his opinion as to where the battle over DRM should take place.
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The real problem...
by grat on Fri 3rd Feb 2006 15:00 UTC
grat
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2006-02-02

is fairly apparent from reading the comments.

The fact that GPLv3 can be interpreted so widely, by so many people, means the language on the DRM section needs to be cleared up.

If Linux Torvalds can (apparently) misinterpret what it's intended to say, then there's a serious problem with the wording. My initial reaction to hearing about the v3 draft was that people who'd been scared off by the earlier GPL will *REALLY* be running from this one.

That issue is just as important to the future of F/OSS as any other. GPL is gaining momentum, and this isn't the time to be providing F/OSS's opponents a whole new keg of FUD to tap.

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