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    SubjectRe: Dual-Licensing Linux Kernel with GPL V2 and GPL V3
    > This is the main reason I dislike GPLwhatever: there is no notion
    > of "orginal author". You might have written 99% of the code, that

    Every literary work (including thus software) has an author, and that
    author has certain rights which are implicit in them being author.

    > doesn't matter. You have no rights whatsoever once you release
    > something under the GPL (no more than ANYOne else).

    Wrong. The author has a collection of rights which vary by jurisdiction
    but which are primarily governed by the Berne Convention and its sequels
    notably TRIPS.

    > The GPL is nice for the community, and for the users - but very,
    > very bad towards it's authors (taking all and every right you might
    > have). If John Doe wants to re-release the whole kernel under

    You must be using a different GPL to the rest of us.

    > GPLv3, then all he needs is a website and some bandwidth.

    And a very good lawyer (oh and a GPL3 as there isn't one yet...)

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