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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..."

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