Issues with how the GNU GPL is used for Linux (the kernel)

Sam Liddicott sam at
Wed Feb 1 15:58:49 UTC 2006

simo wrote:

>I suppose, he would be able to change only it's own code, other
>developers would need to agree to change their own.
>And before you ask, it is an all or nothing, as the GPLv3 draft is
>incompatible with GPLv2.

It's nearly all or nothing, kernel developers can choose to license 
under gpl 2 or later.

Of course the whole kernel can then be distributed under 2, until they 
all say 2 or later at which point some can say 3 or later and make the 


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