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Re: RFH: GPLv3


Krzysztof Halasa wrote:
Michael Eager <eager@eagercon.com> writes:

Unfortunately, as I understand it, this is not the case.  If you
apply a GPLv3 patch to a previously GPLv2 branch after August 1, then
this entire branch, and all files in it, magically and silently
becomes GPLv3.  (This is unless FSF agrees with Mark's proposal
to dual license patches.)

I hope the COPYING or similar file will contain the licence text under which the code is distributed?

Not until someone updates the txt. Which should happen quickly, but if someone applies a GPLv3 patch to a previously GPLv2 branch, the entire branch becomes GPLv3, whether the COPYING file was updated or not.

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