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Linux Journal: GPLv3: What the Hackers Said

Oct 24, 2006, 17:15 (1 Talkback[s])
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"When I wrote about the wrangling over the GNU GPLv3 licence a month back, it provoked a lively conversation in the comments. Given this evident passion among readers, I thought it would be interesting to ask the top hackers--the ones actually involved in the discussions--for their thoughts on the matter. So I contacted Richard Stallman for the FSF angle, and a bunch of the top kernel hackers--Linus, Alan Cox, Greg Kroah-Hartman, Andrew Morton and Dave Miller--for their view.

"Since these people are all pretty busy, I didn't expect much of a response--the odd line here or there if I was lucky. But I was wrong: they all responded generously, with fascinating comments and insights into the GPLv3 and related issues..."

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