Enterprise Linux Log

Aug 22 2007   7:58AM GMT

Linus Torvalds continues his anti-GPLv3 crusade


Apparently Linus Torvalds, father of Linux, did not read my blog post about the GPLv3 the other day. In that post, I went over an email I had received from Palamida, a West Coast IP vetting vendor, which disclosed that the GPLv3 was enjoying 14% project adoption growth week-over-week.

In an interview with the EFYTimes, Torvalds continues to poo poo all over the GPLv3, much in the same way as he has done for the better part of the past year. “In the absence of the GPLv2, I could see myself using the GPLv3,” he said. “But since I have a better choice, why should I?”

Some big proponents of the GPLv3 have been our friends over at Boycott Novell, a blog that came to be as a result of the Microsoft-Novell partnership formed last November. For the positives of the GPLv3 I encourage you all to visit that site on occasion to get an impassioned take on why the world needs version 3. For a negative take, well, I’m sure you’ve heard of Google and Linus Torvalds. Combine the two to find a trove of information from the detractors. Is that fair? Maybe not, but the GPLv3, for all its success thus far, still has an uphill climb ahead of it.

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