Skip to comments.Torvalds Talks About GPLv3
Posted on 03/18/2007 7:52:24 PM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing
That Linus Torvalds, creator of the Linux operating system, prefers the current version of the General Public License, GPLv2, over the version in development, GPLv3, is no secret. But in a lengthy E-mail response to questions from InformationWeek, he offers a full explanation of what he thinks is superior about GPLv2.
Torvalds says he regrets that the authors of GPLv3 have decided to take aim at political opponents. He has little patience for statements about the "evil and immoral" nature of proprietary code or the "TiVo-ization" of Linux (a reference to set-top box producer TiVo producing a device that runs only one version of Linux), both statements made by Richard Stallman, founder of the Free Software Foundation and one of the authors of GPLv3. "Me, I just don't care about proprietary software. It's not evil. ... It just doesn't matter," Torvalds says. If the authors of GPLv3 try to impart bans on digital rights management and prohibit other perceived evils, they will clutter up the simplicity of GPLv2 and end up telling people what they can or cannot do with GPL software. "The real basic issue is that I think the FSF simply doesn't have goals that I can personally sign up to," he adds.
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pings and ib4ge 8^)
Yep, so much for "Torvalds did a 180 on the GPL3." He got smacked down twice fast and disappeared. It may be a while before he shows up again, the troll's under the bridge licking his wounds.
No, no, no...he's at his beachfront, 3-story condo, with his former beauty queen, living the high life...</sarcasm
I simply posted factual links, which throw you into your normal leftist tizzy LOL.
It's "quite possible" said Torvalds that the GPL 3 could be used...after originally saying there was no chance. The fact you hang on your every last word of your foreign heroes is hilarious, but then try to claim he didn't mean it when he said those who enforce their patent rights should be quote "whacked".
There was no chance for the then-current draft, and as you can see there still is no chance for the current draft. It has been explained to you that "quite possible" means a different GPL3 than the current draft, one without the offending provisions. That doesn't exist, and it looks like Stallman won't produce it, so the answer is still "no."
but then try to claim he didn't mean it when he said those who enforce their patent rights should be quote "whacked".
Your lack of a sense of humor is legendary. I bet you also believe that Alan Cox is actually a thousand gnomes working in underground caves, or that Torvalds really thinks ACPI was designed by monkeys on acid.
BTW, you need the whole context again, with a humorous posting about a minute after that one, "Btw, I'm not a lawyer, and I suspect this may not be legally tenable advice."
"monkeys on acid"
He's definitely full of colorful sayings, "brain damages of Minix" in response to Tanenbaum and "they are smoking crack" in response to SCO.
That he is...
No I just don't take "it was only a joke" as an excuse from questionable foreigners, especially when it calls for killing people. BTW, when does the Hans Reiser trial start?
"Total World Domination" was the first one of his I heard. Wonder if they taught his Dad that in Moscow?
So you always take him literally. So you also think he doesn't mind getting fried by an evil scientist's sharks with lasers. You've gone off the deep end.
You lost, yet again, a factual dispute. And as usual you diverged into personal attacks to distract from your loss. Is is that hard for you to admit when you're wrong? You claimed Torvalds did a 180, wrong. You claimed Planned Parenthood ran Linux (based on Netcraft), but when shown proof of them running Windows you went everywhere instead of simply admitting you were wrong.
Is it that hard? For you, it apparently is.
"I think my 'plan' says something like 'World domination. Fast.' But we'll see."
Yeah, he was being serious.
LOL you seem to be suffering from obsessivenes. All your attempted points appear to be lies again too, in defense of foreigners, like usual.
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