Fellowship of FSFE: Alan Cox 5 Minutes on GPLv3, Plus Comments
Jul 27, 2006, 15:45 (1 Talkback[s])
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"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..."