Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Sep 2006 12:03 UTC, submitted by anonymous
GNU, GPL, Open Source "The Free Software Foundation wishes to clarify a few factual points about the Second Discussion Draft of GNU GPL version 3, on which recent discussion has presented inaccurate information. The FSF has no power to force anyone to switch from GPLv2 to GPLv3 on their own code. We intentionally wrote GPLv2 (and GPLv1) so we would not have this power. Software developers will continue to have the right to use GPLv2 for their code after GPLv3 is published, and we will respect their decisions."
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RE[2]: You are "free" to use GPLv2
by quique on Wed 27th Sep 2006 11:28 UTC
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if one person contributes a piece of code he wants as GPLv3 but not GPLv2, it forces the whole package to GPLv3.

No, as the project admins can reject his contribution.

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m_abs Member since:

So much for the freedom to use free software.

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