Linux certainly will stay GPL, it will just stay GPLv2 and not migrate to v3. Stallman and Torvalds don't have to agree on anything (and apparently they don't on this one). Besides, since GPlv3 isn't done yet, I'd say it is a bit premature to speculate on what impact it will have.
After reading the article a bit more closely, it is actually pretty badly written. The author never really states that software released under GPLv2 is under no obligation to migrate to GPLv3 when it is finalized. He only hints at this with his reference to Torvalds position on DRM. So all these dire predictions he's making about how suddenly a bunch of companies like Tivo are going to be in trouble just simply isn't true. Tivo would be free to continue using versions of code licensed under GPLv2, even if later versions of the same code migrated to v3. Personally, I would expect a more accurate article from a "special counsel in technology and media".
Last edited by Hangdog42; 02-17-2006 at 11:54 AM.