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    SubjectRe: GPL V3 and Linux - Dead Copyright Holders
    Linus Torvalds wrote:
    > On Fri, 27 Jan 2006, Al Viro wrote:
    >>Bzzert. "GPLv2 only in the context of the Linux kernel" is incompatible
    >>with GPLv2 and means that resulting kernel is impossible to distribute.
    > Indeed. The GPL (both v2 and v3) disallow restricting usage.
    > So certain _code_ can be either v2 or v3 only, but you can't make that
    > decision based on how the code is used.
    > So you can't license, for example, your code "udner the GPL only for the
    > Linux kernel". Trust me, some companies have actually wanted to do exactly
    > that - they wanted to distribute their code, but _only_ for the kernel
    > (and you'd not be allowed to use it for any other GPL'd project). That
    > just cannot fly. It's either GPL, or it isn't. There's no "GPL with the
    > following rules".

    Not really the same case, but ...

    * linux/init/version.c
    * Copyright (C) 1992 Theodore Ts'o
    * May be freely distributed as part of Linux.

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