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Re: Plan to release a gplv3 compliant debian-based release

Svante Signell wrote:
> I've been thinking about this for some time now. There is a need for a
> gplv3+-compliant Debian-based distribution! Meaning that gplv2 only code
> will not be included! For kernels, kFreeBSD and Hurd will remain, and
> Linux will be several years back of course. Anybody has an idea on how
> old Linux kernel will remain? Comments, ideas, any takers? Criticism I
> assume will be plenty. Maybe even FSF might help here.

Good luck with the Linux kernel...

commit 625a8e113925b0bf958e7a4a05b91663908530a1
Author: linus1 <torvalds@linuxfoundation.org>
Date:   Sat Sep 5 11:00:00 1992 -0800

    [PATCH] Linux-0.97.3 (September 5, 1992)

    Hey, we switched to the GPL several months ago, but only now do we
    include the license text itself.  Apparently everybody expected
    everybody else to just know what the GPL was..

Exactly when the switch over took place is left as an exercise for
reader.  Since it was over a decade ago, I seriously doubt anyone would
use anything that ancient as a basis for a modern kernel.


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