Linux creator Linus Torvalds remains skeptical about GPLv3, says VNUNET.
"I was impressed in the sense that it was a hell of a lot better than the
disaster that were the earlier drafts," he said.
The Linux founder has previously dismissed the licence as "religious". He disagrees with its attempts to prevent the use of digital rights management and its efforts to undermine the Novell-Microsoft partnership.
He also killed speculation that the Linux kernel would use a dual licence, allowing users and distributors to choose between GPLv2 and GPLv3, describing it as "unlikely and technically quite hard" but at least "possible in theory".