RFH: GPLv3

Alexandre Oliva aoliva@redhat.com
Fri Jul 13 07:36:00 GMT 2007


On Jul 12, 2007, Michael Eager <eager@eagercon.com> wrote:

> This would be chaotic.  Acme Co's version of gcc-3.4 might be GPLv2
> while MegaCorp's gcc-3.4 might be GPLv3.

This is already true today.  Even if MegaCorp doesn't make any changes
to the code, the code is available under GPLv2+, which means they can
license their compiler under GPLv3+, or GPLv3 only, at their choice.

And this is a good thing.

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