Torvalds Sings Praises of GPLv2
Linus Torvalds explains why he didn't sign the GPLv3 position statement, and why he still supports the GPLv2 open-source license. (Linux-Watch)When many of the top Linux developers announced their disapproval of the GPLv3 draft, there was one major name conspicuously missing: Linus Torvalds. On September 24th, Torvalds explained why he hadnt signed it, and why he thinks GPLv2 is the best possible open-source license. Torvalds explained in his note to the Linux Kernel Mailing List, "One of the reasons I didnt end up signing the GPLv3 position statement ... was that a few weeks ago I had signed up for writing another kind of statement entirely: not so much about why I dislike the GPLv3, but why I think the GPLv2 is so great."
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