Re: GPLv3 Position Statement

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Fri Sep 29 2006 - 10:36:51 EST

On Fri, 29 Sep 2006, tridge@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > Quite frankly, if the FSF ever relicenses any of their projects to be
> > "GPLv3 or later", I will hope that everybody immediately forks, and
> > creates a GPLv2-only copy (and yes, you have to do it immediately, or
> > you're screwed forever). That way the people involved can all vote with
> > their feet.
> I do hope your either joking about this, or that you would consult
> with the major contributors to the project before doing this.

I very much mean "major contributors".

Quite frankly, the FSF isn't actually doing any of the work for any of the
tools it maintains any more. And hasn't for a long while.

Hint: look up the glibc maintainers opinions on some of these same issues
in the past. They had reason to clash with the FSF over a _much_ smaller
license change (LGPL 2 -> 2.1).

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