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Way of the Exploding Head: I'll Make You Free If I Have to Lock You Up!

Sep 19, 2006, 00:00 (4 Talkback[s])

"Interesting goings-on over on the Busybox list. Busybox is a single app that masquerades as a large set of common unix tools like ls, a shell and so on. The maintainer is planning to, well, sort of migrate the project to being GPL v2-only. It's a bit complex because there are a variety of copyright notices floating around in there at the moment. He discussed it on the list for some time and although there are some people that want to have GPL2+ (meaning, GPL v2 or any later version at the user's discretion) the proposal seemed to be gaining traction.

"The issue is significant, because in the current GPL3 drafts there is language that would require any signing keys to be given up with the sources..."

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