Kernel developers' position on GPLv3

Stefano Spinucci virgo977virgo at
Fri Sep 22 18:44:06 UTC 2006

On 9/22/06, Alfred M. Szmidt <ams at> wrote:
>   However, if the Linux Kernel could use the GPLv3 would be better
>   than, as they say, a "Balkanisation of the entire [snip] Universe
>   upon which we rely".
> Those who wish to do evil, or allow evil, will always think lesser
> about our goals.
>   Or do you think that if the Linux Kernel 'll stay with GPLv2 this
>   won't be a problem ???
> Unless you get agreement from anyone who has ever contributed a
> legally significant amount of code to Linux, then Linux will stay as
> GPLv2 only.

Then, you think that the "Balkanisation menace" is only smelly FUD,
and that GPLv2 and v3 can cohesist without problems ???

I'm not an expert, but we can have a GNU toolchain v3 and a Kernel v2 ???

Stefano Spinucci (a GPLv3 supporter, and a freedom lover)

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