SunMink: Will Sun Use GPLv3?
Dec 06, 2006, 19:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Simon Phipps)
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"Over the last few weeks, I have had a few people ask me why Sun
didn't choose GPL v3 for Freeing the Java platform. 'Does this mean
you're siding with Linus?' they have asked me. 'You must be,' they
have said, 'because you chose 'GPL v2 only' rather than 'GPLv2 or
any later version' as the license for the Java platform, preventing
automatic use of GPL v3. You must be critical of it.'
"Those conclusions are not true at all. The answers are actually
pretty straightforward, and when I discussed this matter with
Richard Stallman he actually agreed we were making an acceptable
choice here. I'll explain..."