GPL 3: An Open-Source Earthquake? (CRN)
Posted Feb 12, 2007 20:46 UTC (Mon) by zlynx
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Section 9 says nothing about boilerplate. Section 9 applies to code that has a bit like this from kernel/cpu.c in it:
/* CPU control.
* (C) 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 Rusty Russell
* This code is licenced under the GPL.
I would say that listing the entire text of GPL version 2, leaving off the "or later" notice, *and* the paragraph by Linus at the top of COPYING, makes it very clear that it is version 2.
If you are applying this argument to the early versions of Linux, which were less clear on licensing, then Linus could apply any version GPL he desired, and he picked GPL 2.
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