GPL 3: An Open-Source Earthquake? (CRN)
Posted Jan 26, 2007 1:32 UTC (Fri) by JoeF
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Or maybe we won't and the Linux kernel will stay GPLv2. It's not really all that big a deal.
As has been stated lots of times before, Linus doesn't have the power to change the kernel license. He could of course change the license on the parts of the code that he wrote, like everybody else who contributed to the kernel. But for the whole kernel to change licenses, every contributor would have to agree. And that's just unlikely to happen.
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