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Torvalds: An Ode to GPLv2

Sep 25, 2006, 12:45 (2 Talkback[s])
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"So this post is kind of another way to look at the whole GPLv3 issues: not caring so much about why the GPLv3 is worse, but a much more positive 'Why the GPLv2 is better.' I suspect some people may have an easier time seeing and reading that argument, since it's not as contentious.

"A lot of people seem to think that the GPLv2 is showing its age, but I would argue otherwise. Yes, the GPLv2 is 'old' for being a copyright license, but it's not even that you don't want to mess with something that works--it's that it very fundamentally is such a good license that there's not a whole lot of room for fixing aside from pure wording issues..."

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