Subject: Re: For Approval: Microsoft Permissive License
From: Rick Moen <>
Date: Sun, 9 Sep 2007 03:10:23 -0700

Quoting Zac Bowling (

> People are still releasing software under GPLv2 and will not or cannot
> upgrade to GPLv3 (such is the case with the Linux kernel which can't
> be changed to GPLv3 without securing the approval of every single
> contributor that ever sent a patch in). 

I contest your premise, and point you to Catherine and Eric Raymond's
explanation about why this widely held view is incorrect: