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

From: Jeremy Maitin-Shepard
Date: Thu Jun 14 2007 - 20:07:54 EST

Alexandre Oliva <aoliva@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> On Jun 14, 2007, Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Thu, 14 Jun 2007, Alexandre Oliva wrote:
>>> Hmm... So, if someone takes one of the many GPLv2+ contributions and
>>> makes improvements under GPLv3+, you're going to make an effort to
>>> accept them, rather than rejecting them because they're under the
>>> GPLv3?

>> You *cannot* make GPLv3-only contributions to the kernel.

> I can make improvements to GPLv2+ files under GPLv3 (or rather will,
> after GPLv3 is published).

You can do that, but you won't be able to distribute those changes along
with the rest of the kernel.

Jeremy Maitin-Shepard
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