The folks at eWeek report that Sun will release OpenSolaris under GPL v. 3 when that license becomes final, probably some time this spring.
But on the ground a lot of lawyer ants are getting stepped on, unnoticed by those taking the 30,000 foot view. (This little guy, for instance, lives at Math-Science Nucleus.org.)
And it is DRM that is at the heart of the dispute. At a time when the people meant to benefit from DRM is starting to back away from its consequences (like dominance of their industry by Apple) the whole argument may seem like a general looking backward.
But officially the content industries remain rigid -- no DRM, no content -- and until that changes the subject remains relevant.
My prediction? Version 3 will eventually triumph, once the content industries come around. And that may be sooner than we think. In other words Linus is right, but a lot of lawyer ants are going to get stepped on along the way.
Which some say may not be a bad thing.