Kernel developers' position on GPLv3

simo simo.sorce at
Tue Sep 26 23:22:16 UTC 2006

On Tue, 2006-09-26 at 11:36 +0100, MJ Ray wrote:
> The GPLv3 process is not as open as it should be.  Some useful things 
> are only in formats like PDF, rather than plain text or html, there are 
> browser and email client requirements to meet before participating in 
> the comment system (even for reading) and the form of comments is 
> limited to ones linked to short sections of the draft.  I will retry the 
> email interface soon because I have changed my mail client, but the 
> instructions make it pretty 
> clear that I am a third-class participant, required to ensure things 
> which I have no way of ensuring, so I offer the above concerns in this 
> public forum, in case anyone else will ask them first.
> 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.

Hey you know what? This commenting system actually requires a computer
and a network connection!!!! Oh my God! It requires all that!

I pretend a snail mail based system because _I_ don't want to use
computers or networks as they are evil ...

</sorry but couldn't resist>


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