Re: Linux-2.4.0-test8

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Fri Sep 08 2000 - 16:09:17 EST

> If anybody wants to explicitly state that their code will be valid under
> any version of the GPL (current or future - whatever they may look like),
> please send patches to say so for the code in question. If you've used the
> FSF boiler-place copyright notice, you already have this in place (it says
> "v2 or later" - the FSF itself doesn't recommend v1 any more).

Every line of code I wrote is under the GPLv2 or later (except those bits
I contributed that were BSD non advertising derived and which I left the BSD
license on).

> (Me, I'm taking the careful "wait and see" approach. I don't know if a GPL
> v3 is imminent, and I don't know if the issues discussed will even
> _become_ real issues, so you might as well consider me a paranoid, if
> careful, bastard).

I think an appropriate concern. The future GPL is constrained by the GPLv2
clause 9 to be 'similar in spirit...'. You also dont ever have to take any
code that specifies GPLv3 or later.


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