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    SubjectRe: Dual-Licensing Linux Kernel with GPL V2 and GPL V3
    Krzysztof Halasa <> writes:
    > > So, by making the COPYING contain the v2 text, is the author
    > > specifying a particular version? If yes, then the sec. 9 provision
    > > would be meaningless, since there would be no way to not specify a
    > > version number.
    > Of course the "published under terms of GPL." would do.

    It would do, if you could stop there and say no more. But:

    You may copy and distribute verbatim copies of the Program's source
    code as you receive it, in any medium, provided that you...give any
    other recipients of the Program a copy of this License along with the
    Program. [GPLv2, section 1]

    So you have to give recipients the license text from a particular
    version of the GPL. To make that the only version unde which the work
    is licensed, you have to add something like "Licensed under the
    GPLv2". Otherwise sec. 9 says that you offer the work under any
    version of the GPL, and the licensee can take his or her pick -- even
    using v1 (!).

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