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

From: Al Viro
Date: Thu Jun 14 2007 - 13:09:35 EST

On Thu, Jun 14, 2007 at 01:01:20PM -0400, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
> >Multiple authors == need permission from each author with enough
> >contributions to that file to make the contributions in question
> >copyrightable.
> >
> >And in my case (and case of gregkh, and...) that would be considerably
> >more than a couple of files. Really.
> I would expect that if you contribute to a file that explicitely says
> "GPL v2 or later" and you do not change that wording then you agree
> GPL v2 or later for that particular contribution. So for example
> drivers/net/plip.c could be changed to GPL v3 even though you
> contributed to it.

After you exclude such cases it's still more than a couple of files...
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