[linux-elitists] The GPLV3 Position... (and a suggestion to Jon Corbet)

Dave Crossland dave@lab6.com
Wed Sep 27 01:15:40 PDT 2006

On 26/09/06, glen martin <glenm@locutory.org> wrote:
> But I can redistribute it, modulo my
> question about p9 above, under some new license of FSF's choice, which
> may bear little or much similarity to the GPL v.2 the contributors
> originally used.

It bears much similarity, thus it is the next version of the GPL.

In a very general sense, the controversy about GPLv3 seems to come
from a new generation of software proprietors who evolved under the
selection pressure of GPLv2 (web app proprietors, special-purpose
computer proprietors) and who are are getting annoyed by the
reassertion of its original aims.

Microsoft and other old school proprietors have always been annoyed by
GPL, and aren't very interested in the new version, because it has the
same aims.


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