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SubjectRe: Would like to form a pool of Linux copyright holders for faster GPL enforcement against Anthrax Kernels
On 19.05.2013 11:57, luke.leighton wrote:
> On Sun, May 19, 2013 at 10:12 AM, Ian Stirling
> <gplvio@mauve.plus.com> wrote:
>> On 18.05.2013 19:27, luke.leighton wrote:
>>
>>> question: what is the procedure for having that licensing
>>> explicitly
>>> added to the linux kernel sources?
>>
>>
>> Fork the kernel, and put it up on a repo somewhere that says you're
>> trying
>> to get it all as
>> GPL3.
<snip>
>
> i wish to know the procedure by which my formally and publicly
> announced release of all linux kernel contributions under the dual
> licenses of GPLv2 and GPLv3+ may be entered - formally - upstream and
> into the linux kernel sources being maintained on git.kernel.org

Umm - that was my point - though I did not make it explicitly.

Either there is a policy change, and it is decided to allow such
dual-licenced code in the repo, or your code does not get checked in,
as it does not have a compatible licence.

If Linus takes the view that he does not wish to allow this - and the
project is not forked - you actually have to do the above.

Sure - you have the right to licence code you write any way you choose.
Linus (and the people involved in maintaining the kernel) have the
right
to not accept your code under that licence.



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