ZDNet: Can You Have a GPLv2-Only License?
Jan 26, 2006, 00:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Rickerby)
"My very first try at blogging, and I made a blatant mistake. In
talking about the Free Software Foundation's move from Version 2 to
Version 3 of the GPL, I pointed out that Section 9 of Version 2
provided for automatic updating of the license. I said 'This means
that Linus Torvalds doesn't have to decide to release Linux under
V3, The GPL is a license, not a contract. anyone who has a copy of
source code under V2 can release that code under V3!'
"This is true of most GPL'd software out there and many
components of Linux..."