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SubjectRe: GPLv3 Position Statement
On Friday 22 September 2006 14:34, Jeff Garzik wrote:
>Gene Heskett wrote:
>> You need to remind RMS that he is not a majority when the vote shows
>> otherwise by a quite resounding margin, and that he and the FSF may
>> well become irrevalent if the V2 is not going to be supported after V3
>> is final.
>Pretty much.
>Also consider the "v3 probably won't be compatible with v2" license
>compatibility headaches that will abound, given the number of people
>that oppose GPL v3 so far.
> Jeff
The question then Jeff, is: Since when is this os a democracy, where there
are voting rights? The ultimate big red veto for the kernel at least, is
for Linus to stamp on it, and thats the one that many, if not all, will
follow. If the top 50 contributors were to lean on Linus to change his
mind, giving lucid arguments, he, haveing an open mind might consider it.
OTOH, given this vote tally, he'd not be foolish enough to buck that, its
a confirmation of his own feelings.

Unforch, here we all stand (0r sit), preaching to the choir, when its the
FSF and RMS we need to be subjecting to the sermon by giving them the
chapter and verse of the book we generally follow. YMMV of course.

Cheers, Gene
"There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
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Copyright 2006 by Maurice Eugene Heskett, all rights reserved.
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