Kernel developers' position on GPLv3

Alfred M. Szmidt ams at
Tue Sep 26 12:34:00 UTC 2006

   The FSF has often argued against confusing different so-called
   "Intellectual Property" laws, so why this U-turn by putting patent
   and copyright terms in one licence?

That is why the license speaks explicitly about patents and copyright,
and doesn't mix them into one term.  There is no generalisation of the
terms going on.

   The current GPLv3 comment system should be junked before the end of
   the process and replaced with a more common email+web-forum-based
   moderated consultation which is open to all hackers with the most
   basic software.

You say that simply because you cannot use it how _you_ want, the
whole system must be junked, you could simply install a webbrowser and
use the system, or a PDF viewer, all of this is free software and not
very hard to do.  PDF viewers and web browsers are the most basic
tools these days.  

Maybe if you paid the people who made the whole GPLv3 commenting
infrastructure you might get what you want, but until then, they are
going to work on something the majority of people can use easily, and
they have done a wonderful job achiving that IMHO.

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