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

From: Alan Cox
Date: Thu Jun 14 2007 - 19:54:05 EST

On Thu, 14 Jun 2007 19:45:08 -0400
Bill Nottingham <notting@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Alexandre Oliva (aoliva@xxxxxxxxxx) said:
> > And since the specific implementation involves creating a derived work
> > of the GPLed kernel (the signature, or the signed image, or what have
> > you)
> Wait, a signed filesystem image that happens to contain GPL code
> is now a derived work? Under what sort of interpretation does *that*
> occur?
> (This pretty much throws the 'aggregation' premise in GPLv2 completely
> out.)

Perhaps the FSF will in future remember to pack a copy of the GPL in each
of its md5sum files on the mirror if this is a derivative work, and
modify the bittorrent protocol to include a copy of the GPL in the seed
files 8)

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