This is a comprehensive explanation of the different perspectives of the Free Software Foundation and Linus Torvalds on the GPL. It explains that Linus likes the GPL mainly because of its share-and-share-alike principle, and doesn't care about the FSF's vision of software freedom. However, the FSF has always been motivated by that vision (hence the name), and GPLv3 is meant to guarantee it in the face of new challenges.

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