Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Feb 2006 23:54 UTC, submitted by sean batten
GNU, GPL, Open Source "Linus Torvalds doesn't want to change the Linux kernel's software license, and he said so again last week. For good measure this time, he threw in some inflammatory remarks. "I literally feel," wrote Torvalds, "that we do not, as software developers, have the moral right to enforce our rules on hardware manufacturers. We are not crusaders, trying to force people to bow to our superior God." Since the crusades were a foreign adventure responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands, that's not the most diplomatic response, and FSF counsel Eben Moglen refused to be drawn into retaliation when we contacted him for comment."
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Don't link to Andrew Orlowski
by JoeBuck on Wed 8th Feb 2006 00:24 UTC
JoeBuck
Member since:
2006-01-11

The guy is all heat, no light, and he serves the Register's business model by getting lots of people to link to and argue about his content-free flames.

If Linus doesn't accept GPLv3, then he will continue to use GPLv2. However, others are likely to dual-license their code (GPLv2 + GPLv3), and because other free software licenses (Apache, IBM) will be compatible with GPLv3 but not GPLv2. The world will not end.

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skeezix Member since:
2006-02-06

ah, but isn't that why we love the Register? Utter polemic, without apology. Like Howard Stern for nerds. It's about time someone threw out political correctness and had some fun, even if it means being a total fool with marginal credibility ;-)

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mario Member since:
2005-07-06

"Don't link to ...."

OSNews has the right and obligation to link and publish all sorts of opinions, articles, op-eds, across the spectrum. If you don't like it, tough it up, comment on it, give your point of view etc. but do never expect to censor anything.

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