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SubjectRe: Dual-Licensing Linux Kernel with GPL V2 and GPL V3
debian developer wrote:
> On 6/10/07, david@lang.hm <david@lang.hm> 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.) ;-)


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