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Re: GPLv3 comedy unfolding -- Bruce Perens and Hird of Unix-Replacing Da

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: GPLv3 comedy unfolding -- Bruce Perens and Hird of Unix-Replacing Daemons
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 14:14:16 +0200

aka Hurd (Hird stands for "Hurd of Interfaces Representing Depth") coined 
by Thomas Bushnell, BSG, the primary architect of the Hurd (he was dismissed by RMS 
because he has publicly spoken against the GNU Free Documentation 
License ...

Dan Lyons reports:

Speaking of Bruce Perens, I’ve also had the pleasure of trading email 
with Bruce over the past several months. Going back over some messages 
from Aug. 30, I find some perhaps telling hints about a kernel swap.

Responding to a question about what happens if Linus Torvalds sticks 
with GPLv2 while the FSF moves to GPLv3:

    “Much new work all over Open Source would go under GPL3, and much 
old work not by Linus would be converted to GPL3. Linus is not the only 
person who makes kernels, and in 10 years we’ll probably be using 
another kernel with an Open Source license — who knows which.”

Same day, separate message:

    “Perhaps 5% of the code in a distribution is the kernel. There are 
a number of other kernels around. Debian, which you would otherwise 
think of as a `Linux’ distribution, also runs with the BSD kernel, and 
with the GNU HURD. But not quite as well as with Linux, today, due to 
not enough interested developers. That could change.”


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