GPL 3: An Open-Source Earthquake? (CRN)
Posted Feb 5, 2007 19:27 UTC (Mon) by gerv
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gerv@otter:linux$ grep -A2 "Software Foundation" kernel/blk_drv/scsi/fdomain.c
* Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option) any
* later version.
The "or later" language lives (or doesn't) in the header of each individual file, not in the COPYING file. If it's there and you remove it, you are arguably removing a right granted by the previous copyright holders - the right to use their contributions under later versions of the GPL. I'm not sure if you can actually do that.
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