Torvalds: Linux Kernel Still Staying on GPL v2

Ken-Hardin

It should surprise nobody that Linus Torvalds still isn't happy with the DRM provisions of the GPL v3 draft and still says the Linux kernel will stay on GPL v2, thank you very much.

 

Back in January, Torvalds created a stir when we posted his opinion that GPL v3's requirement for sharing code signatures was "insane." The latest draft revision, released for comment this week, attempts to clarify the issue, but Torvalds isn't buying.

 

Free Software Foundation founder Richard Stallman said back in January that he's unclear about Torvalds' beef, since GPL v3 is designed only to require signature-sharing by people who sell GPL-based products with their customers -- not to force private coders to publish their signatures.



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