Linus Torvalds says Linux kernel will remain GPL v2
dylanmccall at gmail.com
Wed Jan 16 05:04:42 GMT 2008
Linus makes a really good point in his interview in OpenVoices (new Linux
Foundation web log) about why changing to GPL 3 would be extremely
difficult. He also makes an important point that GPL 3, being only forwards
compatible, is doing exactly what GPL should not be doing: Splitting free
software into different camps. It will be a long while before either big or
old libraries can be used in GPL 3 software.
On Jan 15, 2008 5:22 PM, Conrad Knauer <atheoi at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jan 15, 2008 6:03 PM, Toby Smithe <tsmithe at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> > > "Torvalds has also previously said there is at least one thing that
> > > might make him consider recommending to Linux's copyright owners that
> > > they change to GPL v3: if Sun Microsystems releases OpenSolaris under
> > > GPL v3." (still old news, but... it appears that's exactly what Sun is
> > > going to do next:
> > >
> > > Interesting times indeed.)
> > Quite old indeed. At first I was confused, as I read the article while
> > it was still the 15th of January, but the date on the page said 16th.
> > Wondering why they released the page early, and presuming them to be in
> > a different timezone, I then noticed the year, which shows the article
> > to be pretty much one year old, today.
> LOL! Looks like I got confused by the date! ^_-;
> Sorry :)
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