Re: Dual-Licensing Linux Kernel with GPL V2 and GPL V3

From: debian developer
Date: Sun Jun 10 2007 - 15:22:54 EST

On 6/10/07, Tarkan Erimer <tarkan@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
debian developer wrote:
> On 6/10/07, david@xxxxxxx <david@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Sun, 10 Jun 2007, Tarkan Erimer wrote:
>> >> > And maybe another questions should be : How long a copyright
>> owner can
>> >> > hold the copyright, if died or lost for sometime ? if died, the
>> >> > copyright still should be valid or not ? If lost, what the law
>> orders at
>> >> > this point for copyright holding ?
>> >>
>> >> I believe that in the US it's life + 90 years.
>> >>
>> >> David Lang
>> > Hmm... Really,it is damn too much time to wait! It's really better
>> idea to
>> > replace the code of this person as said before instead of waiting
>> such 90+
>> > years!
>> exactly, however as others are pointing out, there are a lot of active
>> developers who do not agree with some of the key points of the GPLv3
>> (including Linus), so until you convince them that the GPLv3 is
>> better it
> Last heard, Linus was quite impressed with the toned down version of
> the final draft of GPLv3. I think Linus, and other major developers
> should make their stand on this issue clear so that the kernel
> community can discuss the future steps.
Yep, the GPLv3 probably will release around July time. So;luckily, we
had very little time to see the final decision about it :-) I hope we
should upgrade to GPLv3 and Sun should "Dual License" the OpenSolaris
via GPLv3 (or at least,GPLv3 should be CDDL compatible.). So,we should
have more fruits (like ZFS,DTrace etc.) ;-)

I don't think that upgrading to GPLv3 just for the sake of tools
present in some other software should be the reason. We are capable
enough of developing our own tools, and many experienced people are
working on equivalent(etx4 etc.,) and much sophisticated tools for the
linux kernel.
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