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

From: Alan Cox
Date: Fri Jun 15 2007 - 10:40:37 EST

> But COPYING *is* the entire text and starts with: "
> Version 2, June 1991"
> so there is no confusion about the version.

The version of the COPYING file (and the licence document), not of the
licence on the code.

> > Wrong.
> Why do you say "Wrong"? Have you contributed some code to the kernel
> thinking that the kernel was "v2 or later", only to find out later that
> it wasn't?

A fair bit of the kernel is probably v2 or later but not all of it and
that shouldn't really matter as regards the kernel anyway, the GPLv2 only
bits (if v2 only is a valid status) anchor it.
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