On Tue, 2006-03-07 at 12:49 +0100, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
On Tue, 2006-03-07 at 11:12 +0000, Jose' Matos wrote:
> While searching for tags used in the License field for Extras I got this
> 1 GPL version 2 or newer
> 1 GPL version 2 or later.
> 1 GPL version 2 or later
> 1 GPLv2
IMO, all these above are superfluous and should be changed into "GPL",
because current "GPL" always implies "GPLv2 or later/newer".
Not all authors agree with this.
The Linux kernel has always been under the GPL v2. Nothing else has ever been valid.
The "version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version"
language in the GPL copying file is not - and has never been - part of the
actual License itself. It's part of the _explanatory_ text that talks
about how to apply the license to your program, and it says that _if_ you
want to accept any later versions of the GPL, you can state so in your
So at least the GPLv2 one - being it the Linux kernel - should remain