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

From: Alexandre Oliva
Date: Tue Jun 12 2007 - 04:38:30 EST

On Jun 11, 2007, Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> And that's i guess what OpenSolaris lacks and which i suspect it is
> mostly interested in: lots of nice Linux drivers ;-) XFS, the
> largest Linux filesystem is 100K lines of code - and ZFS (i've never
> seen it) is very likely smaller than that. Linux drivers on the
> other hand, as of today, are _3.7 million_ lines of code and enable
> Linux to run on 99% of the hardware that is produced today. Guess
> which one has the larger strategic significance? ;-)

Per this reasoning, Sun wouldn't be waiting for GPLv3, and it would
have already released the OpenSolaris kernel under GPLv2, would it
not? ;-)

Alexandre Oliva
FSF Latin America Board Member
Red Hat Compiler Engineer aoliva@{,}
Free Software Evangelist oliva@{,}
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