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Re: USB -- GPLv3 compatibility

From: Davi Leal
Subject: Re: USB -- GPLv3 compatibility
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2008 00:41:08 +0100
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Thomas Schwinge wrote:
> One thing to work on are device drivers.  These would most probably be
> ported from another operating system (Linux, *BSD)

If you port a driver you should take into account the license such driver use.  
IMHO the Hurd should go towards full GPLv3 compatibility.

The GPLv3 license is a lot better than GPLv2.

The problem is that some Linux kernel drivers are licensed as "GPLv2 only". 
Using such "GPLv2 only" drivers would be a blocker for a future Hurd licensed 
under "GPLv3 or later".

IMHO, the Linux kernel sucks for being in practice GPLv2 only. See 

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