Influencing OpenSolaris

Linus Torvalds had an interesting comment on moving the linux kernel to GPLv3:

If Sun really _is_ going to release OpenSolaris under GPLv3, that _may_ be a good reason. I don’t think the GPLv3 is as good a license as v2, but on the other hand, I’m pragmatic, and if we can avoid having two kernels with two different licenses and the friction that causes.

I personally think GPLv3 is a massive improvement over GPLv2 and that we really need the better compatibility, internationalization, explicit patent peace provisions and the requirement for installation information that it provides. So I am hoping for a massive upgrade as soon as it comes out at the end of this month. BTW. Please add any last call comment asap at if you haven’t done so before.

Also Glyn Foster seems to have noticed our efforts and made the following funny remark on the OpenSolaris indiana-discuss list:

We need a plan, we need some iced tea.

Go Gman!