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Groklaw: Interview with Richard Stallman on GPLv3 and More

Apr 04, 2007, 20:15 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Daly)

"Q: First of all I'd to thank you for spending a few minutes with us at Groklaw. Let's get right into it. Some have criticised the time that the GPLv3 draft process is taking. If I understand correctly, there will be a fourth draft --

"Richard Stallman: That's a silly thing to say. I mean, we're doing the best we can.

"Q: You -- There's no way that it's a symptom of some fundamental problems with the process?

"Richard Stallman: I don't understand. Things take time. I just don't--it seems like a silly outlook to criticise people for taking too long on job that's not straightforward. If people are supposed to dig a ditch, you know how long that's going to take, so if they don't get it done on time, you can say they're slacking. That doesn't apply to tasks like this one. .."

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