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NewsForge: Torvalds' Comments on GPLv3 Committees Refuted

Aug 05, 2006, 21:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

[ Thanks to lh8 for this link. ]

"Linus Torvalds had harsh comments about the committees organized by the Free Software Foundation (FSF) to help it draft version 3 of the GNU Public License (GPLv3). However, so far as NewsForge can determine, none of those actually involved in the process agree with Torvalds' assessment that the FSF isn't listening to feedback.

"Shortly after the second draft of the GPLv3 was released, Torvalds was quoted in a story by Stephen Shankland as saying 'The FSF doesn't even seem interested in any feedback. They set up several 'committees' to get comments from various industry players, and everything I've heard about the process is that they then ignored them all and did what they wanted anyway...'"

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