Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 8th Feb 2006 18:27 UTC
Linux It seems like Linus Torvalds cannot make up his mind about whether or not to use the GPL3 for the Linux kernel. After clearly rejecting the idea of using the GPL3 ('and I don't see that changing'), he now opens the option up again. "It's 'quite possible,' said Torvalds that the GPL 3 could be used, 'but on the other hand, there's a purely practical problem with any change of license when you have tens of major copyright holders and hundreds of people who have written some part and thousands who have submitted one-liners and small fixes. There are, after all, benefits to putting the kernel under the GPL 3,' Torvalds said."
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RE[3]: Question
by morgoth on Thu 9th Feb 2006 01:59 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Question"
morgoth
Member since:
2005-07-08

Did I say I was FOSS? I'm a GPL/FSF man through and through. I couldn't given a damn about "open source" in the way that OSI and others describe it.

I've met RMS, and I've conversed with him via email to some extent, my thoughts [on software and human greed] are very similar to his.

Dave

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RE[4]: Question
by Smartpatrol on Thu 9th Feb 2006 04:01 in reply to "RE[3]: Question"
Smartpatrol Member since:
2005-07-06

I've met RMS, and I've conversed with him via email to some extent, my thoughts [on software and human greed] are very similar to his.

You do realize RMS and those that share his opinions and grooming habits i might add ;) have become relics of a bygone era. FSF is such an insignificant part of what’s going on with free software..time to embrace capitalism and freedom Che.

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RE[5]: Question
by Soulbender on Thu 9th Feb 2006 04:40 in reply to "RE[4]: Question"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

"time to embrace capitalism and freedom"

They have nothing to do with eachother.

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