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

    On Sun, 10 Jun 2007, Linus Torvalds wrote:
    > I have yet to see any actual *reasons* for licensing under the GPLv3,
    > though.

    Btw, if Sun really _is_ going to release OpenSolaris under GPLv3, that
    _may_ be a good reason. I don't think the GPLv3 is as good a license as
    v2, but on the other hand, I'm pragmatic, and if we can avoid having two
    kernels with two different licenses and the friction that causes, I at
    least see the _reason_ for GPLv3. As it is, I don't really see a reason at

    I personally doubt it will happen, but hey, I didn't really expect them to
    open-source Java either(*), so it's not like I'm infallible in my


    (*) And I've been pushing for that since before they even released it - I
    walked out on Bill Joy at a private event where they discussed their
    horrible previous Java license.
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