Once in a while people used to say that the lovely programs they used becomes obsolete. Then talk about its nostalgia.
What will be the status of linux kernel after 100 years? Lets say 50 years? Will it be there supporting the new technologies of that time? I don’t think so.
Linux like all other technologies may not able to adapt to those new environments.
Where as GPL is eternal. As far as there is software, the rules of GPL will be valid.
I am not discrediting the huge work of linux community creating and supporting the first working GPL supported kernel.
I am a C++ programmer by myself. But the short sighted, selfish, egoistic, stupid way programmer in free software community thinking about their work forcing me to write these words.
So don’t be fetish about software you write. Spread awareness about politics of software freedom.
Note: GPL means Gnu General Public License. Because of this license thousands of developers joined to develop linux kernel for Gnu project. Linux kernel was compiled by gcc compiler which is part of the bigger Gnu project. Young Linux Torvalds got motivated by the gcc compiler’s GPL license and he also released his code under GPL.