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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RE[2]: Here's what I mean
by halfmanhalfamazing on Sat 4th Feb 2006 03:32 UTC in reply to "RE: Here's what I mean"
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2005-07-23

--------Sure, people would use the software for a while, until everything runs on computers that are no longer under the control of the users themselves.-----------

You misunderestimate the marketplace as well as the consumer.

Explain to me what DeCSS is and how it came to be.

-----------One could help prevent this by writing good software that explicitly retains the freedom of the user. But for that you'd need such a license, which is exactly what RMS is trying to make.-------------

I don't entirely disagree, but RMS is going over the line. Besides, just as users have rights so do those who create. They have the right to OSS their software, but if they choose not to OSS their software than they shouldn't be demonized for it. Let's just keep making our software and show more and more people why we are right and why our product is better. That's it. By ramming it down throats as RMS would do you are not impressing anybody, you're pushing people away.

We have the better software, and here's why. Let me show you how awesome this thing called "linux" is.........

-------------So, exactly why don't you want him to create a license that anyone may use (freely) for the software that he/she creates?-------------

He can do it all he wants. He has that right. But when you listen to the guy speak, it's not hard to see that he wants to ram his beliefs down everybody else's throat. What is he a christian?

Since when does freedom include the freedom to shove (x ideal) down on unsuspecting victims?

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RE[3]: Here's what I mean
by msundman on Sun 5th Feb 2006 00:01 in reply to "RE[2]: Here's what I mean"
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2005-07-06

> -------------So, exactly why don't you want him to create
> a license that anyone may use (freely) for the software
> that he/she creates?-------------
>
> He can do it all he wants. He has that right. But when you
> listen to the guy speak, it's not hard to see that he wants
> to ram his beliefs down everybody else's throat.

You mean like you are doing here on OSNews?


> Since when does freedom include the freedom to shove (x ideal)
> down on unsuspecting victims?

Umm... afaik freedom of speech has existed as long as speech itself.

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