Linux Founder Still Sees No Reason to Use GPLv3
Linus Torvalds, the father of Linux, says he believes the final draft of the GPLv3 is better than previous ones. However, he has no plans to license under the GPLv3. (Linux-Watch)The good news for GNU GPLv3 (General Public License Version 3) supporters is that Linus Torvalds, the father of Linux, thinks the final draft is better than the earlier ones. The bad news is that he has "yet to see any actual reasons for licensing under the GPLv3." In a discussion on the LKML (Linux Kernel Mailing List) on the possibility of using both GPLv2, the open-source license now used by Linux, and GPLv3, which is scheduled to be finalized on June 29, Torvalds weighed in saying, "I consider dual-licensing unlikely (and technically quite hard), but at least possible in theory." While Torvalds said he was "impressed [by the latest GPLv3 draft] in the sense that it was a hell of a lot better than the disasters that were the earlier drafts," that doesnt mean he actually likes it.
"I still think GPLv2 is simply the better license," continued Torvalds.