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Re: Linux and GPLv2

Humberto Massa wrote:
> Everything that is not completely independent and extractable and beyond
> any doubt non-historically-derived of Linus code is a derivative work
> and, as such, can only be distributed under the terms of the GPLv2.

You're correct in that anything that's a derivative work of any
GPLv2 code also cannot be distributed under GPLv3 or later. But
it's going to be very interesting to figure out what code is
a derivative work of what.

Anyway, this seems rather theoretical.


Arnoud Engelfriet, Dutch patent attorney - Speaking only for myself
Patents, copyright and IPR explained for techies: http://www.iusmentis.com/

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