Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Enough misunderstanding already!

A hilarious misunderstanding of the GPL V3 on display here. Zuck doesn't get it. NOBODY is going to be forced to use the GPL V3 - nobody. If you don't want to use it, don't. If people want to use it, they will. If it doesn't get widely used, it will go away or become a marginal player. GPL V2 is popular because people like it. None of the software covered by the GPL V2 will be affected by V3 - unless, of course, the developer in question decides to do so, and even then someone could fork the codebase before that and place that under the GPL V2. Wow. No wonder people complain about Stallman saying the same things again and again - its because no one listens!

Oh, and yes, the article also plays up the schism in the FOSS community. That always makes for good press.


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