[ubuntu-uk] Microsoft Releases Linux Device Drivers as GPL
DaveWalker at ubuntu.com
Tue Jul 21 16:42:07 BST 2009
Rob Beard wrote:
> Chris Rowson wrote:
>> Interesting little story found on /.
> Anyone known the URL for the weather in Hell on the Met Office web site? :-)
> Still, sounds good that they are releasing something under the GPL,
> funny how they didn't release it under GPL 3.
Well part of the standard clause of GPLv2 states:
"This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the
Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your
option) any later version." 
IANAL, but to me that states that anything released under GPLv2 is
automatically compatible with GPLv3, and any later license if it suits me.
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