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SubjectRe: Dual-Licensing Linux Kernel with GPL V2 and GPL V3
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Alexandre Oliva wrote:
> On Jun 17, 2007, "Gabor Czigola" <czigola@gmail.com> wrote:
> > I wonder why the linux kernel development community couldn't propose
> > an own GPL draft (say v2.2) that is "as free as v2" and that includes
> > some ideas (from v3) that are considered as good (free, innovative, in
> > the spirit of whatever etc.) by the majority of the kernel developers.
>
> For one, because the text of the GPL is copyrighted by the FSF, and
> licensed without permission for modification. And that's as it should
> be, you don't want others to modify the terms of the license you chose
> for your code, do you?

Wow!

Under what circumstances would it be possible to receive permission for
modification?


Thanks for being GPL!

--
Al

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