Re: Plan to release a gplv3 compliant debian-based release
On Tue, Jul 02, 2013 at 03:32:00PM -0700, John H. Robinson, IV wrote:
> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.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,
Over two decades ago.