[Battlemesh] FCC fw lockdown vs. GPLv3?

Henning Rogge hrogge at gmail.com
Sat Sep 26 11:57:09 CEST 2015


And I think the consensus of the core kernel team is that the software
licence is the wrong place to fight about things like locked hardware.

Henning

On Sat, Sep 26, 2015 at 11:54 AM, Benjamin Henrion <zoobab at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 26, 2015 at 11:44 AM, Linus L├╝ssing
> <linus.luessing at c0d3.blue> wrote:
>> I'm wondering whether in the light of this FCC regulation it might
>> be possible to get a rough consenus from active kernel developers
>> that GPLv2 is not in the Linux developer's interest anymore.
>
> You would need the agreement of ALL the linux contributors to change
> the license, which is impossible.
>
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