RFH: GPLv3

Alexandre Oliva aoliva@redhat.com
Mon Jul 16 18:33:00 GMT 2007


On Jul 13, 2007, Marcus Meissner <meissner@suse.de> wrote:

> GPLv3+ code is however incompatible to GPLv2+ code, so it warrants
> a major version bump.

Not quite.

GPLv2 code is incompatible with GPLv3, and vice-versa, but GPLv2+ is
compatible with GPLv3+ and vice-versa, the result of the combination
being GPLv3+.

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