RE: GPLv3 Position Statement

From: David Schwartz
Date: Fri Sep 29 2006 - 03:20:04 EST

> Interestingly, 2.b seem to say that if I received a program under
> GPLv2, and I pass it on, then I must pass it on under GPLv2-only...
> So to be able to distribute something written today under GPLv3 (when
> it comes into existence), you must be the original or have received it
> directly from the original author....

The GPL *cannot* say that. The GPL can only fail to give you rights, it
cannot take rights you would otherwise have away.


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