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From: Peter Alfredsen <>
Cc: Russell King <>
Subject: Re: Is the PCI serial driver code GPL v2 or v3
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2008 20:52:31 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

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On Thursday 06 November 2008, wrote:
> I notice that many of the files that make up the serial driver
> are licensed as "either version 2 of the License, or (at your
> option) any later version".  Unfortunatley, I would like to use
> some of the code from `drivers/serial/8250_pci.c' in grub2,
> which is a GPL v3 project, but the copyright for this file
> says:
>  * 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.
> The `either' in that sentence would lead me to believe that there
> was a typo and the `or later' clause was dropped off but, as it
> stands, it's just bad English that says version 2 only.
> Anyone know what the true intent was and how to resolve this?

It seems like a typo to me to.. That wording has been constant since the 
file drivers/serial/serial_8250_pci.c was created based on work in 
serial_8250.c has the "or later" clause there.

But I suppose the best way is to ask the originator of that file. 
Russell, what say you?
Did you mean to license that file under GPL-2 or GPL-2+?


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  reply	other threads:[~2008-11-06 18:54 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-11-06 17:43 Is the PCI serial driver code GPL v2 or v3 n0ano
2008-11-06 18:52 ` Peter Alfredsen [this message]
2008-11-06 19:12   ` Russell King
2008-11-06 19:20     ` Theodore Tso
2008-11-06 19:39     ` Lee Howard
2008-11-06 20:15       ` Russell King
2008-11-06 20:33         ` Russell King
2008-11-07  6:06         ` Lee Howard
2008-11-07 16:08         ` Alan Cox
2008-11-11 23:05           ` Russell King
2008-11-09 19:34     ` Pavel Machek
2008-11-16 15:18       ` Theodore Tso

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