Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

GPLv3 draft moves forward, Torvalds unimpressed

Filed under
OSS

On July 27, the FSF (Free Software Foundation) and the SFLC (Software Freedom Law Center) released the next discussion draft of the GNU GPL (General Public License) version 3. In addition, the groups released the first draft of the revised GNU LGPL (Lesser General Public License) version 3.

Since the release of the initial GPLv3 discussion draft in January, members of the free software community have submitted nearly one thousand suggestions for its improvement. With the help of discussion committees, the FSF and the SFLC have taken these comments into consideration and have implemented revisions to the draft.

Torvalds, after looking at the draft, wasn't impressed.

"Nothing fundamental seems to have really changed," said Torvalds,"so GPLv3 is pretty much irrelevant for the kernel. Other projects, that don't have the 'v2 only' limitation, will be more impacted."

Thus, with Torvalds opposition, it seems unlikely that the Linux kernel will be switched to GPLv3.

Full Story.

More in Tux Machines

GNOME 3.26 "Manchester" Desktop Environment Slated for Release on September 13

The GNOME Project published today the preliminary release schedule for the next major version of the popular GNOME desktop environment, GNOME 3.26, whose development will start very soon. Read more Also: GNOME 3.26 Release Schedule Published

SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension

Historically, data replication has been available only piecemeal through proprietary vendors. In a quest to remediate history, SUSE and partner LINBIT announced a solution that promises to change the economics of data replication. The two companies' collaborative effort is the headliner in the updated SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension, which now includes LINBIT's integrated geo-clustering technology. Read more

Tizen and Android

Open source is mission critical for Europe’s air traffic

It is entirely possible to use open source in a highly regulated environment such as air traffic control, says Dr Gerolf Ziegenhain, Head of Linux Competence & Service Centre (LCSC) in Mainz (Germany). Open source service providers can shield an organisation from the wide variety of development processes in the open source community. Read more