Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 2nd Dec 2006 00:38 UTC, submitted by Bob
Oracle and SUN "Over the last few weeks, I have had a few people ask me why Sun didn't choose GPL v3 for Freeing the Java platform. 'Does this mean you're siding with Linus?' they have asked me. they have said, 'because you chose GPL v2 only rather than GPLv2 or any later version as the license for the Java platform, preventing automatic use of GPL v3. You must be critical of it.' Those conclusions are not true at all. The answers are actually pretty straightforward, and when I discussed this matter with Richard Stallman he actually agreed we were making an acceptable choice here. I'll explain."
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RE: double vision
by Priest on Sat 2nd Dec 2006 01:45 UTC in reply to "double vision"
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2006-05-12

Quotes are meed to explain that.

They chose "GPLv2" only, rather than "GPLv2 or later". I believe the difference is that "GPLv2 or later" would allow me to make changes and release them under GPLv3, where for the former enforces GPLv2.

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