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    SubjectRE: GPLv3 Position Statement

    > Interestingly, 2.b seem to say that if I received a program under
    > GPLv2, and I pass it on, then I must pass it on under GPLv2-only...
    > So to be able to distribute something written today under GPLv3 (when
    > it comes into existence), you must be the original or have received it
    > directly from the original author....

    The GPL *cannot* say that. The GPL can only fail to give you rights, it
    cannot take rights you would otherwise have away.


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