To GPL 3 or Not to GPL 3: That Is the Linux Question
Although Torvalds is against it, debate continues within and without the Linux developer community on whether Linux should be placed under GPL 3.Linus Torvalds made it clear on Jan. 25 in a message to the Linux Kernel Mailing List that, as far as he was concerned, the Linux operating system is going to stay under General Public License 2 and not migrate to GPL 3. Discussion of the matter, however, has not come to an end. Richard M. Stallman, primary author of the GPL and founder of the Free Software Foundation, isnt interested in fighting with Torvalds over the matter. "I dont want to have an argument with him about this," Stallman said.
Instead, Stallman simply said, "The Linux developers can decide whether to allow use of Linux under GPL Version 3. This wont directly affect other parts of the system."