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Re: GPL version 3

From: Thomas Schwinge
Subject: Re: GPL version 3
Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2007 23:09:51 +0200
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On Wed, Jul 04, 2007 at 09:40:15PM +0200, Yoshinori K. Okuji wrote:
> So I bet that GRUB Legacy should remain under GPLv2. But this can cause some 
> problem potentially. Let's say, we find the same bug both in GRUB Legacy and 
> in GRUB 2. In the current trend, the bug would be fixed in GRUB 2 sooner. But 
> this fix may not be backported to GRUB Legacy as it is, once GRUB 2 migrates 
> to GPLv3, because of the license incompatibility. Thus this means that the 
> maintenance of GRUB Legacy would be harder.

I'm having a problem here.  The copyright for all contributions and
patches to GNU software (which both GNU GRUB legacy and GNU GRUB2 are) is
transferred to the FSF.  And why should the FSF (as the legal entity
``copyright holder'') disallow to apply (license) such patches under both
GPLv2 and GPLv3 conditions?  Whose understanding is wrong?  Is it mine?


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