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SubjectRe: Dual-Licensing Linux Kernel with GPL V2 and GPL V3
On Sunday 10 June 2007 09:40:23 Alan Cox wrote:
> > But I think this is largely academic. You only need a fairly small
> > number of fairly significant contributors to say "no" and the rest of
> > the process would be pointless. And at last count, the number of
> > kernel people who were not keen on GPLv3 was fairly high. Of course
> > no-one knows for certain yet what the final GPLv3 will be, and maybe
> > lots of people would change their mind when it comes out.
> You can take a fair bet someone will say no, or much more likely they or
> whoever inherited their copyright will say $50,000

I seeds shades of Merkey there :P

Seriously, though, this was all settled a long time ago. Linus said "While
individual parts of the kernel *could* be licensed [with another license] the
kernel as a whole is strictly GPLv2" (I've tried to get it right, but my
memory isn't as good as it used to be when it comes to useful quotes like

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