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Re:Time for Linus to go

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on February 18, 2006 10:38 AM
There is a problem with what you have suggested - As long as the original copyright owners do not agree to the GPL v3, you cannot licence their code under that licence.

Linus has already said that you are free to dual licence your code within the kernel if you so desire. What you cannot do is take his code (or anyone else's) and GPL v3 it.

In order for your code to be compatible with Linus', it must be GPL v2 at a minimum. Otherwise you cannot use his code. If on top of the GPL v2 licence you wish to BSD licence _your_ code or GPL v3 _your_ code, then feel free. Just don't think that BSD's or GPL v3's the other people's code.

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