Re: Dual-Licensing Linux Kernel with GPL V2 and GPL V3
From: Alan Cox
Date: Thu Jun 14 2007 - 06:18:59 EST
> the new language it contains. It has taken almost 15 years for "Free
> Software" to make a dent in the market, and, IMHO, a lot of that is both
> Linux and the "holes" in GPLv2.
You appear terminally confused. The purpose of the GPL as defined by its
authors is not commercial success, world domination or making zillions of
dollars - it is keeping the software protected by that license "free" in
terms of liberty as measured against the set of freedoms to
run/modify/etc they discuss in the licence document.
The fact this is a good license for making zillions of dollars, producing
good software and the like is either incidental or a logical result of the
protection of freedoms depending upon which views you believe.
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