[ILUG-BOM] Forbes.com: Toppling Linux

Kenneth Gonsalves lawgon@[EMAIL-PROTECTED]
Thu Oct 26 06:49:35 IST 2006

On 25-Oct-06, at 8:23 PM, jtd wrote:

>> And if someone does not agree to GPLv3 becomes crook!.
>  If u dont agree with v3 roll your own and release under v2. However
> if i write something under v3 everone HAS to accept cause i own the
> copyrights

you seem to be unaware that the gpl (any version) represents only a  
small subset of licenses available. In fact, as of now, the most  
popular license appears to be the Mozilla Public License. Further, i  
just went through the draft of v3 - it is a nightmare. If adopted by  
anyone, it is going to cause endless confusion. V2, on the other hand  
was a model of simplicity compared to this. Compare the gpl to  
creative commons licences and you will understand the difference. Or  
compare it to the MPL.


Kenneth Gonsalves
Associate, NRC-FOSS
lawgon at au-kbc.org

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