Merging Apple's Objective-C 2.0 compiler changes

Richard Kenner kenner@vlsi1.ultra.nyu.edu
Sat Sep 11 18:09:00 GMT 2010


> > The fact that the licenses are COMPATIBLE doesn't make them IDENTICAL.
> > FSF wants "GPLv3 or later" and it's not at all clear to me that we could
> > change the license of code that's not copyright assigned to FSF to that
> > license (we can for code that HAS been assigned).
> 
> Ah, but the GPL v2 grants us that right.  

I disagree.  The copyright holder has decided that they want people to
(among other things) allow people to distribute under GPLv2.  We can't
take that away without the permission of that holder.



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