Richard Fontana wrote on 2 August:
Incidentally I recently deleted this whole complicated automatic
termination, automatic reinstatement structure.
I thought about this, and I think I'm now comfortable with this
"stricter" termination provision, provided my merge request below is
I'll also point out that this last-minute, nonpublicized change
not result in greater acceptance of or advocacy for GPLv3 by the
persons who requested it.
Agreed. While I think the notice/cure system designed for GPLv3 is fair
and reasonable for violators, I certainly don't think these violators
necessarily deserve the kindness, and the fact that violating companies
still seem to prefer GPLv2 over GPLv3 indicates that they termination
provision improvements of GPLv3 don't lead to wider adoption
However, I think it's important that it's clear that the termination is
permanent, and that the reinstatement procedure be contemplated in the
text. I've submitted this merge request that does these things: