Re: GPLv3 Position Statement

From: Sean
Date: Thu Sep 28 2006 - 23:20:04 EST

On Thu, 28 Sep 2006 19:29:55 -0700
"David Schwartz" <davids@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Unless I'm missing something, you *cannot* change the license from "v2 or
> later at your option" to "v3 or later". Both GPLv2 and GPLv3 explicitly
> prohibit modifying license notices. (Did the FSF goof big time? It's not too
> late to change the draft.)

The copyright holder is not constrained at all in how they license their
work. They can change the license to anything they want, including the
GPLv3 or anything else. Of course, earlier versions will still be available
under the GPLv2.

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