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Re: what is the current status of GPL v3

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: what is the current status of GPL v3
Date: Thu, 18 May 2006 15:07:51 +0200
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Alexander Terekhov <> writes:

> David Kastrup wrote:
>> Alexander Terekhov <> writes:
>> > "Alfred M. Szmidt" wrote:
>> > [...]
>> >> holders.  Like Linux, or is Linux also a compilation according to you?
>> >
>> > Linux is a compilation according to copyright law.
>> Depends on what you call "Linux".  A typical GNU/Linux distribution
>> certainly is (Alfred's opinion notwithstanding).  The kernel alone,
>> however, is rather a composite work derived and authored by several
>> parties.  Its components are no longer independent bodies of work.
> Why don't you simply check it yourself. There's tons of separate and
> independent bodies of code in the Linux kernel and they are even 
> under different licenses.

Does not make them independent.  For that reason, no GPL-incompatible
parts are admitted into the kernel.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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