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

From: Adrian Bunk
Date: Wed Jun 13 2007 - 22:17:22 EST

On Thu, Jun 14, 2007 at 02:45:40AM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> > > AFAIK there haven't been any court rulings on this issue, and it could
> > > even be that courts in different countries will decide differently.
> >
> > Agreed.
> That in theory shouldn't happen as the conventions on copyright are
> supposed to stop that mess occuring.

Is there any way how this would be resolved?

I can easily imagine that two courts, no matter whether they are in the
same or different countries, would decide differently in grey areas like
non-GPL modules or the GPLv2 and private keys.

If the two courts are in the same country there's usually a higher court
above both that can resolve this. But what if let's say the highest
court in the USA and the highest court in Germany would disagree on such
a matter?



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