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Red Hat and the GPL

Red Hat and the GPL

Posted Mar 18, 2011 19:06 UTC (Fri) by mishad (guest, #69757)
In reply to: Red Hat and the GPL by dwmw2
Parent article: Red Hat and the GPL

> Although GPLv3 only requires the work as a whole to carry a prominent notice that you modified it, GPLv2 requires it of individual modified files:

Does that mean that GPLv2 is incompatible with GPLv3.?

That is, that GPLv2 code cannot be incorporated into a GPLv3 derived work, because of the "no additional restrictions" clause?

Surely not?

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Red Hat and the GPL

Posted Mar 18, 2011 19:24 UTC (Fri) by rahulsundaram (subscriber, #21946) [Link]

Yes, it does mean precisely that. Unless a codebase is licensed under GPLv2 or later, it typically cannot be incorporated with GPLv3 code.

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