Linus Torvalds summarily rejects GPL 3

Summary:Stephen Shankland reports that Linux keyholder Linus Torvalds isn't keen on aligning the kernal with a new, and as yet incomplete, GPL license.  Torvalds said that it is "insane to require people to make their private signing keys available," referring to the anti-DRM element in the GPL 3 draft specification.

Stephen Shankland reports that Linux keyholder Linus Torvalds isn't keen on aligning the kernal with a new, and as yet incomplete, GPL license.  Torvalds said that it is "insane to require people to make their private signing keys available," referring to the anti-DRM element in the GPL 3 draft specification. More infighting among the Linux stalwarts and the formation of polarized factions will turn the Linux community into open source software version of the Mideast--lots of talk, posturing, and little progress. Lots of discussion on Slashdot. Eweek addresses the complexities of DRM related to the GPL license.

Topics: Open Source

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