[TriLUG] GPLv3 -- What do you think?
clubjuggler at gmail.com
Wed Mar 15 12:59:55 EST 2006
On 3/15/06, Joseph Tate <dragonstrider at gmail.com> wrote:
> Um, the GPL itself in paragraph 9 allows the user (not the
> contributors) to use any "later" version of the gpl, so getting the
> contributors to agree is irrelevant. Code authors restricting the
> license to v2.0 is impossible. That's my reading however, and the
> standard disclaimers apply.
Only if you include paragraph 9 in the license you release your
software under. From what I understand, this is what Linus has
done with his contributions to the kernel. Other contributors may
or may not have done the same, leading to a very interesting
situation where parts of the kernel may be licensable under GPLv3
and other parts may not be.
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