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Re: GPL version 3

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: GPL version 3
Date: Thu, 05 Jul 2007 07:47:01 +0200
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"Yoshinori K. Okuji" <address@hidden> writes:



> 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.

Both are copyrighted by the FSF.  I am not a lawyer, but I don't think
copyright restrictions apply to the FSF.  I think the only restriction
the FSF has is that it should be GPLv2 or later, or at least Free
Software.  You can look this up on the copyright assignment papers.

Personally I do not care much about GRUB Legacy.  I do care about GRUB
2 and prefer we will use GPLv3.


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