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

From: Dmitry Torokhov
Date: Fri Jun 15 2007 - 14:46:46 EST

On 6/15/07, Alexandre Oliva <aoliva@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Jun 15, 2007, "Dmitry Torokhov" <dmitry.torokhov@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On 6/15/07, Bernd Paysan <bernd.paysan@xxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Friday 15 June 2007 13:49, Paulo Marques wrote:
>> > No, it is not "any version". It is the license specified in COPYING and
>> > nothing else.
>> COPYING says in section 9 that there may be other versions, and if you as
>> author don't specify the version, it's "any version".

> Please read this sentence over and over until it sinks:

I believe he was talking about the sentence just after the one you

If the Program does not specify a version number of this License,
you may choose any version ever published by the Free Software

My response to this is that by including an entire copy of specific
version of GPL in the release the version number was specified. You
can't say that inclusion of copy of GPL is enough to specify class of
licenses (all GPL) but not specific version.

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