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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archiesteel
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2005-07-02

Users of free software have rights, but so do users of proprietary software.

Have you ever read an EULA? That gives users very little rights. You can't redistribute the software, you can't have access to its source code...usually, you can only install it on a single machine, even a single user on a single machine.

You seem to have some serious issues with RMS, but remember that Linux is still licensed under the GPLv2. Looks to me as if you're trying to use the "GPLv2 vs GPLv3" as a wedge issue...

RMS' philosophy isn't about "hate of proprietary software", as you suggest, but rather about the "empowerment of free software." It's a very positive approach, despite your attempts to portray it otherwise.

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