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Re: GPLv3 comedy unfolding -- Linus: "It's about keeping *me* happy ...


From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: GPLv3 comedy unfolding -- Linus: "It's about keeping *me* happy ... Your *IDIOTIC* suggestion is explicitly against the whole POINT!"
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2007 23:48:00 +0200

Linus Torvalds wrote:
> 
> On Thu, 14 Jun 2007, Alexandre Oliva wrote:
> 
> > On Jun 14, 2007, Linus Torvalds <address@hidden> wrote:
> > >
> > > No. I'm not stupid.
> > >
> > > The GPLv3 explicitly allows removing additional permissions.
> >
> > So what?  You just refrain from accepting contributions that attempt
> > to remove them, and you'll keep TiVO happy.
> 
> You really aren't thinking, are you?
> 
> It's not about keeping Tivo happy. It's about keeping *me* happy. That's
> my primary (only) motivation for a license.
> 
> And let's go back to why I selected the GPLv2 in the first place, shall
> we?
> 
> I want to be able to use other peoples improvements. If they release
> improved versions of the software I started, I want to be able to merge
> those improvements if I want to.
> 
> Your *IDIOTIC* suggestion is explicitly against the whole POINT! By saying
> that I shouldn't accept contributions like that, you just INVALIDATED the
> whole point of the license in the first place!
> 
> Can you really not see that?
> 
>                 Linus

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