GPL v3 and the Linux kernel?
Posted Mar 27, 2005 6:41 UTC (Sun) by piman
In reply to: GPL v3 and the Linux kernel?
Parent article: GPL 3 won't split projects, Moglen says (News.com)
Despite the common adage that the Linux kernel is under "GPL v2 only", the kernel is heterogeneously licensed, sometimes even incompatibly or infringingly so. Much code is already licensed as "GPL2 and BSD" or "GPL2 or later", or sometimes "THIS CODE IS PROPRIETARY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OF LARGE CONGLOMERATE AND IS NOT FOR PUBLICATION". I predict it won't be as difficult to get a kernel compatible with v3 as most people think it will be. I also predict that kernel developers, largely, won't care.
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