[PATCH] Bump GPL version to 3

Max.Suraev at fairwaves.co
Sat Jul 19 16:45:29 UTC 2014


17.07.2014 16:49, Peter Stuge пишет:
> ☎ wrote:
>> Well, there're number of benefits to use GPLv3+ compared to v2 -
> 
> I know lots of people who disagree with that.

Very true. The same goes for any license X compared to license Y though :)

> 
>> I don't think I'd be able to explain them better than FSF already did.
> 
> You might be able to explain the benefits for osmocom?
> 

Our holy father who apt in FSF expressed it rather nicely in
http://www.gnu.org/licenses/rms-why-gplv3.html :)

To me the most important differentiating aspects are patents and tivoization. I think
that in our specific case of building software which inevitably have to be used in
conjunction with some transmitter to implement communication technology which is
covered by ridiculous amount of patents - it's essential to both protect us from
possible patent attacks and to protect our users from TiVo-like lockdown. Version 3
give us such assurance, version 2 doesn't.

> I'm surprised by the proposal to make this change.
> 

How so? Could you formulate the disadvantages arising from such a transition?


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Max, http://fairwaves.co




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