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SubjectRe: Dual-Licensing Linux Kernel with GPL V2 and GPL V3
debian developer wrote:
> On 6/10/07, Tarkan Erimer <tarkan@netone.net.tr> wrote:
>> 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.) ;-)
>>
>>
>>
> 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.
It is not because of the sake of the tools and we have no capable enough
developers. It's just about an example that came to my mind, as I
mentioned before and also,it is the same thing as we, all the time, did.
I mean getting and sharing codes from many different open source
projects like BSD and countless others. So, OpenSolaris makes no
difference at this.

Regards,

Tarkan
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