GPL 3: An Open-Source Earthquake? (CRN)
Posted Feb 12, 2007 20:34 UTC (Mon) by gerv
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Indeed. The document does contain a copy of the GNU General Public License version 2. But it also says that you should put the boilerplate on to apply the new terms to your license, and what happens if the boilerplate isn't put on (section 9).
The MPL says "Mozilla Public License version 1.1" at the top, but software under the MPL can be used under any later version of the MPL - section 6.2.
For the GPL, exactly the same thing applies unless the boilerplate says different - i.e., unlike the MPL, the author has the option of restricting it if they choose. But they must explicitly choose to do so. If they do not, then "you may choose any version ever published by the Free Software Foundation".
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