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

From: Paulo Marques
Date: Thu Jun 14 2007 - 13:20:42 EST

Al Viro wrote:
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

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...


$ find -name "*.c" | xargs grep "any later version" | wc -l
$ find -name "*.c" | wc -l

Watching the output of the first grep without "wc -l" shows that, although it is not 100% accurate, it is still ok just to get a rough estimate.

So yes, ~6300 files are definitely more than a couple ;)

Paulo Marques -

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