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InformationWeek: The Torvalds Transcript: Why I 'Absolutely Love' GPL Version 2

Mar 22, 2007, 15:45 (13 Talkback[s])

"InformationWeek: Can you comment on why you oppose moving the Linux kernel from GPL 2.0 to GPL 3.0?

"Torvalds: First off, I don't even know what the GPLv3 will look like. I would be totally crazy to accept a license for my code sight unseen. I think people who just say 'version 2 or any later version' on their code probably don't care about the license of their code enough. Before I say that 'yes, you can use my code under license X,' I'd better know *what* that license is..."

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