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

From: Al Viro
Date: Thu Jun 14 2007 - 11:39:46 EST

On Thu, Jun 14, 2007 at 10:23:20AM +0200, Bernd Paysan wrote:
> A number of kernel hacker deliberately want their work under GPLv2 only
> (like Al Viro), and they are fully entitled to do that - but they must
> announce it in a propper place (not lkml or

A court deposition if somebody tries to do relicensing. At that point
I believe that I made myself sufficiently clear, so I really doubt that
"all files without explicit license get the license defendant would like
and not the one located in the tree" would fly. But you are welcome to
test that, of course - will make for nice punitive damages. Just make
sure to test it yourself - giving somebody else an advice that will land
them in trouble is not nice...
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