ServerWatch: Enterprise Unix Roundup: More GPL 3 Back and Forth
Aug 05, 2006, 00:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Amy Newman, Brian Proffitt)
"It all started innocently enough. Last Thursday, the Free
Software Foundation released the second discussion draft of the GNU
General Public License (GPL) version 3. What followed was an
interesting and overblown media misunderstanding, though we can
hardly say that no one followed the 'discussion' very well!
"After the draft came out, the first thing most reporters in the
technology arena did was contact Linux kernel developer Linus
Torvalds. Torvalds, who has licensed the Linux kernel under GPL
version 2, was notably unimpressed when the first discussion draft
of the GPL 3 came out. So, what was his reaction to this new draft?
Decidedly the same..."