GPL v3.0: Linus replies

Born fair

Linus Torvalds has replied to our analysis of his rejection of GPL 3.0. Here it is.

Since you seem to be following the kernel mailing list, you could have picked a better email to comment on.

Anyway, look for the one that talks about "reciprocity" to get an idea for why I like the GPLv2, and not the GPLv3 (I don't know how you read the mailing list, but you can search for it at least on

It's not about "freedom". It's about "fairness".

Which, btw, is a lot more fundamental concept. "Do unto others.." and all that, you know.


Many more of your emails - and there are quite a few - tomorrow. ®

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