Re: Promise SATA driver GPL'd

From: Adrian Bunk (
Date: Wed Jul 23 2003 - 05:37:45 EST

On Wed, Jul 23, 2003 at 12:12:28PM +0200, Matthias Andree wrote:
> On Wed, 23 Jul 2003, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > There are _many_ people that have a copyright on parts of the Linux
> > kernel (the exact number might be different in different countries due
> > to different copyright laws). To change the copyright to anything other
> > than GPL v2 is practically impossible (even if a new version of the GPL
> > might fix the deficits you mentioned).
> How about the "or, at your option, any later version" clause in the GPL?

This clause is not part of the GPL, it's only a suggestion on how to
copyright your code.

COPYING in the kernel sources includes an explict statement.



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