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NewsForge: Linus Says No to GPLv3

Jan 26, 2006, 13:45 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

"Linus Torvalds has weighed in on the debate over the draft of version 3 of the GPL in a post on the Linux Kernel Mailing List (LKML) this afternoon. Torvalds says that the Linux kernel 'in general' has always been covered under version 2 of the GPL, and that that isn't going to change.

"Torvalds made the statement on the LKML to clarify the version of the GPL covering the Linux kernel. While many GPLed projects include the clause, 'version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version,' which would allow anyone to license code under the GPLv3 when it is finalized, the kernel does not..."

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