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Fellowship of FSFE: Alan Cox 5 Minutes on GPLv3, Plus Comments

Jul 27, 2006, 15:45 (1 Talkback[s])

"Audience member: What do you think about the talk about GPL 3? About Linus not going under it.

"Alan Cox: Ahm, I understand why Linus feels that way, because one of the things that's happened with the Linux kernel is the Linux kernel was released under a licence and that licence says there are some things you can do and some things you can't do.

"[inaudible] of that licence, there are people who push binaries of it, there are people who use it in entirely legal ways which most of the developers don't like. There are Linux systems flying military equipment, and a lot of developers aren't happy about it. But, that's the way it goes..."

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