[Fsfe-ie] Dodgy InformationWeek article about GPLv3

Ciaran O'Riordan ciaran at fsfe.org
Mon Jul 16 00:03:57 CEST 2007

InformationWeek recently wrote a dodgy article about GPLv3, and it was
featured on Slashdot.

I guess after the GPLv3 release, journalists were on the edge of their seats
waiting for a controversial quote from Linus.  InformationWeek finally
couldn't wait any longer, so they made some up.  Well, like the best lies,
their quotes are based on a grain of truth.  Torvalds did say those words,
he just wasn't talking about FSF at the time, and the time was a month ago,
not after GPLv3 was released as the article implied.

I put this in a blog entry:

Which people seem to have liked.  It even made front page of digg:

Ciarán O'Riordan __________________ \ http://fsfeurope.org/projects/gplv3
http://ciaran.compsoc.com/ _________ \  GPLv3 and other work supported by
http://fsfe.org/fellows/ciaran/weblog \   Fellowship: http://www.fsfe.org

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