[arch-general] [arch-dev-public] licenses: GPL permutations

Loui louipc.ist at gmail.com
Sun Mar 30 14:53:49 EDT 2008

On Sun, 30 Mar 2008 16:32:54 +0100
"Raeven Bathory" <raeven.bathory at gmail.com> wrote:

> Loui <louipc.ist at gmail.com> wrote:
> > "Roman Kyrylych" <roman.kyrylych at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > GPL2 "or, at your opinion, any later version" is not the same as GPL2
> > > only + GPL3 or later. ;)
> > >
> >
> > Can you explain why they are not the same? I don't quite
> > understand why that doesn't work. Thanks.
> >
> http://gplv3.fsf.org/wiki/index.php/Compatible_licenses#GPLv3-incompatible_licenses

Yes, I already understood that GPL2 and GPL3 are incompatible but that
doesn't mean a project can't license under both terms.

If you own the code you can do whatever the hell you want.
That's why you have some projects that have dual open licensing and
commercial licensing.

Your link doesn't do anything to explain why (GPL2 or later, GPL3)
is practically any different than (GPL2, GPL3)

Am I missing anything? Please let me know.

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