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Re: Fishing License

Jeff Vian wrote:
On Thu, 2006-05-11 at 16:23 -0500, Bruno Wolff III wrote:

On Thu, May 11, 2006 at 12:16:30 -0500,
 Les Mikesell <lesmikesell gmail com> wrote:

There are no GPL restrictions related to using software, they
only control how you can redistribute it.

That may not be strictly true with GPL v3. Tentatively there is wording such
that if you modify the source and let people use the source through web
server, then you will need to make your changes avaliable.

IIRC Linus has already said that Linux will not be switching to the
GPLv3 licensing.  He cannot speak for other things, but at least we can
expect the kernel will never get into those changes.

Things can happen over time. What happens if a core driver all gets an new piece of code that the maintainer decides to put under GPL3? Will it be dropped? What about a driver for a new piece of hardware? These could change the domain of the GPL3 decision down the road. Of course this could push the Linux kernel back into a micro kernel.

As I say to my kids, never is a long time.
Robin Laing

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