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    SubjectRe: Dual-Licensing Linux Kernel with GPL V2 and GPL V3
    Linus Torvalds wrote:
    [ snip ]
    > I consider dual-licensing unlikely (and technically quite hard), but at
    > least _possible_ in theory. I have yet to see any actual *reasons* for
    > licensing under the GPLv3, though.
    [ snip ]

    One thing that would make that easier in the future is if contributers
    at least started to dual-license their submissions. I.e. if instead
    of "GPL version 2", one could say "GPL version 2 or GPL version 3".
    It isn't the same thing as the problematic "GPL version 2 or later",
    because the developer is not agreeing to an unseen license (GPLv4,
    etc). What it does do is make it easier to move to GPLv3 a few years
    from now, if that is decided then, as a significant fraction of the
    code will already be GPLv3 compatible. That way, if a reason is ever
    found to move to v3, at least some of the work will already be done.

    - Jim Bruce

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