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SubjectRe: Dual-Licensing Linux Kernel with GPL V2 and GPL V3
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On Jun 17, 2007, Al Boldi <a1426z@gawab.com> wrote:

> Alexandre Oliva wrote:
>> On Jun 17, 2007, Al Boldi <a1426z@gawab.com> wrote:
>> > Under what circumstances would it be possible to receive permission for
>> > modification?
>>
>> You have to ask the copyright holder.
>>
>> Affero did just that, and so the Affero GPL was born.
>>
>> Just don't assume the FSF will grant such permissions lightly.

> But wouldn't this be against the spirit of the GPL?

I'm not sure what you mean.

The moment you modified it, it would no longer be the GPL and, as long
as it's not the FSF publishing it as later version of the GPL, it
wouldn't be bound by the public commitment that all versions of the
GPL would have the same spirit, and as long as it's not the FSF
publishing it, it wouldn't be bound by the FSF's public mission and
the copyright assignments it received.

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Alexandre Oliva http://www.lsd.ic.unicamp.br/~oliva/
FSF Latin America Board Member http://www.fsfla.org/
Red Hat Compiler Engineer aoliva@{redhat.com, gcc.gnu.org}
Free Software Evangelist oliva@{lsd.ic.unicamp.br, gnu.org}
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