For Approval: GPLv3

Wilson, Andrew andrew.wilson at
Thu Aug 30 23:42:04 UTC 2007

Matthew Flaschen wrote:

> Wilson, Andrew wrote:
>> Additional permissions may not be granted by a downstream distributee
>> whose
>> only license to the code is GPL.
> There's a minor clarification here.  A downstream distributor can
> provide additional permissions when they add code, but those
> are only applicable to the new code:
> "You may place additional permissions on material, added by you to a
> covered work, for which you have or can give appropriate copyright
> permission."
>This means the program as a whole is still GPLv3 (or GPLv3+previous
>permissions that covered the whole program)

Agreed.  The point being, of course, that you must be a copyright
owner or have equivalent rights to add any sec. 7 permissions, and
conversely, any permissions you may add apply solely to portions
of the work for which you are a copyright owner or have equivalent

Andy Wilson
Intel open source technology center

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