lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2007]   [Jun]   [9]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
    /
    From
    SubjectRE: Dual-Licensing Linux Kernel with GPL V2 and GPL V3
    Date

    > But; if the Linux kernel should Dual-Licensed (GPL V2 and GPL V3), it
    > will allow us the both worlds' fruits like code exchanging from other
    > Open Source Projects (OpenSolaris etc.) that is compatible with GPL V3
    > and not with GPL V2 and of course the opposite is applicable,too.

    That is a misleading claim. While being dual-licensed would make it either
    for other projects to adopt Linux code, it would have three downsides:

    1) If Linux code were adopted into other projects that were not
    dual-licensed, changes could not be imported back into Linux unless the
    changes were dual-licensed which is not likely when the contributions are
    made to a project that's not dual-licensed.

    2) Linux could no longer take code from other projects that are GPL v2
    licensed unless it could obtain them under a dual license.

    And, last and probably most serious:

    3) Linux derivatives could be available with just a GPL v3 license and no
    GPL v2. license if the derivers wanted things that way.

    DS


    -
    To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
    the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
    More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
    Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/

    \
     
     \ /
      Last update: 2007-06-09 09:07    [W:0.026 / U:59.680 seconds]
    ©2003-2016 Jasper Spaans. hosted at Digital OceanAdvertise on this site