Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Some months back I read about the GPLv3 for the first time. Just like many I was compelled by the arguments of Linus against it more then by the arguments from the FSF for this new license.
Reasons for that were that the EU doesn't allow software patents as well as the silly example of Tivo which is pretty far fetched.
The other day I talked to some KOffice developers and we discussed the software patents issue and how that would actually work in real life:
An etch-a-sketch maker releases a tool that has a good looking front end for his product but is using some of Kritas code underwater. The code being GPL he releases all his changes on the website for us to port upstream if we want.