"GPLv2, because of its ubiquity and common sense values, plays a
central role in where we are today. It deserves a lot of credit,
but it's not without its flaws. GPLv3 started off trying to fix
some of the problems but it became highly politicised and mixed up
with the software equivalent of 'social engineering.' Just look at
the confusing distinction it makes between user and non-user
products for example.
"A license is no place for a political or social agenda. So I've
got a radical idea I'd like you to consider:
"Let's fork the GPL itself, and come out with our own revision,
say, 'GPL version 2.2,' which would become the 'real' successor to
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