Re: Linux and GPLv2
"Anthony W. Youngman" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> And doesn't the GPL contain a promise that any future GPL will be
> identical in spirit to the original?
It uses the phrase "similar in spirit", which has yet to be given an
>>Of course, this assumes you actually want to take the matter to court... an
>>act often prohibitively expensive for most FOSS developers... but then
>>again, most of this conversation is academic anyway because it assumes people
>>will actually dislike v3 AND that there is infringement ABD that the
>>infringement is authorized under v3 but not v2.
> If the new GPL breaks that promise, then the original licensor has a
> very good case in law that the new GPL is *not* a "later" version, but
> a "different" version to which the "or later" wording doesn't apply...
That would be a, maybe not desirable, but at least very interesting