I think the result of the GPL v3 battle will have huge ramifications for the FOSS community.
For better or worse, we've survived the hard times, but I think the pressures of commercialization are starting to catch up on the development community... and I personally don't think that we have the same ideological grounding that the community had say, 10 years ago, to carry on. And when we talk about kernel development, we're talking about a rare kind of talent that takes years to develop and is not easy to replace.
I'm not going out and predicting doomsday here, but I think there's going to definite changes for better or worse and as Linux users, we've got to understand that things won't be the same in the future.
All the top names in the community have to put aside their egos and work together, otherwise we're just playing into the hands of vested interests.
Last edited by vharishankar; 09-28-2006 at 08:31 AM.