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 enoughI would expect that if you contribute to a file that explicitely says
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.
"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
So yes, ~6300 files are definitely more than a couple ;)
Paulo Marques - www.grupopie.com
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