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NewsForge: Linus Tells Merkey, "Cry Me a River"

Jan 02, 2006, 13:45 (5 Talkback[s])

"Remember Jeff Merkey, the developer that tried to hijack GPL'd code from the Linux kernel under cover of Cherokee law? He's still active on the LKML (Linux Kernel Mailing List) and still a controversial figure. During the past two weeks, he's squared off there to lecture Stallman on the evils of the GPL and Torvalds on breakage in user space. He probably should have stopped with Stallman, because he found anything but a sympathetic ear for his troubles with Torvalds.

"In a post to Torvalds and others regarding breakage in userspace on the LKML on December 29th, Merkey wrote:

"The breakage issue is ridiculous, assinine [sic], and unnecessary..."

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