Re: Dual-Licensing Linux Kernel with GPL V2 and GPL V3

From: Tarkan Erimer
Date: Mon Jun 11 2007 - 04:32:59 EST

Ingo Molnar wrote:
* Tarkan Erimer <tarkan@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

[...] Just, I asked simple question and included a simple example in it. [...]

actually, what you said was this:

" I hope we should upgrade to GPLv3 and Sun should "Dual License"
the OpenSolaris via GPLv3 (or at least,GPLv3 should be CDDL
compatible.). "
Why don't you include the last sentence I wrote: "So,we should have more fruits (like ZFS,DTrace etc.) ;-) "
So, that's why I said it. Because, as all the time, we did it: Importing and exporting codes to/from different open source projects.

and to that the answer was:

" The OpenSolaris community has already stated that they do not want to
accept GPLv3 [...] "

in other words: your hypothetical is false today. You called us to do a specific action, but why did you then include a factually false 'example' to underline that point of yours? Or if you simply did not know about the OpenSolaris community's position beforehand, why dont you just admit that and withdraw from that line of argument gracefully?


As I mentioned in my previous posts: This is **not** in the hands of the "OpenSolaris Community" to make and apply such decision. Sun itself **will decide** it. Also, there are strong indications that Sun is very interested to make "OpenSolaris" at least "Dual-Licensed" with GPLv3.


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