10 July 2007

Joining the GPLv3 Samba

So Samba has officially joined the GPLv3 dance. It's certainly a biggie, and I'm sure that over the coming months more and more such high-profile projects will follow suit. As for the Linux kernel, I fear that the difficulty of getting every contributor on board will scupper any concerted move. But for the FSF's purposes, the main thing is that practically everything else moves up.

2 comments:

Sam said...

Glyn-

It's my belief that the kernel developers will recognize how they are benefited by v3 and move up -- over the medium-term. (Won't be much reason to hold back after a certain critical mass express themselves.)

Meanwhile, that's not a pre-req for joy.

glyn moody said...

It will certainly be interesting to see how this pans out....