GPL v3

Matthew Seth Flaschen superm40 at
Thu Jan 26 00:50:59 UTC 2006

> Au contraire, my guess is that soon after there is a final GPL v3, the
> bulk of FSF/GNU code will be relicensed v3-only (and this is a lot of
> code).
> Remember, they can do this far more easily than many other projects,
> since FSF requires assignment of copyright.

They would never revoke the GPL v2 license on existing code.  People may 
be right that this is technically allowed under the law (though from 
what I understand this isn't certain) , but it isn't the FSF's style. 
They generally do not take back freedoms given. They will immediately 
start licensing new code as GPL v3 only, eventually making code FSF code 
using only GPL v2 or lower obselete and essentially making people comply 
with GPL v3.

-Matthew Flaschen

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