Torvalds says no to GPL 3

— 12:57 PM on January 26, 2006

Linux guru Linus Torvalds has confirmed that he will not convert the open source operating system to conform to version 3 of the General Public License (GPL). Torvalds disagrees with the new GPL's stance on Digital Rights Management.

Torvalds specifically objected to one new provision in the GPL 3 draft that opposes digital rights management, which is technology that uses encryption to control the use of content and running of software. "I think it's insane to require people to make their private signing keys available, for example. I wouldn't do it," he said.
You can read the GPLv3 draft in its entirety here.
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