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Thread: Plan 9 Is Now Available Under The GNU GPLv2

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatEmerald View Post
    Not quite. The article says it's now dual-licensed, so the drivers could only be ported to the GPL version of it.
    So? As long as it's well written, working and won't get you sued, why should you care if the LPL version doesn't come with the driver bundled? It's still the Lab's version you're contributing to so it's not like you're forking it or anything...

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    Quote Originally Posted by c117152 View Post
    So? As long as it's well written, working and won't get you sued, why should you care if the LPL version doesn't come with the driver bundled? It's still the Lab's version you're contributing to so it's not like you're forking it or anything...
    Well, such changes would not be upstreamable. So you would have to fork it to contribute such code.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatEmerald View Post
    Well, such changes would not be upstreamable. So you would have to fork it to contribute such code.
    Oh... I figured Bell Labs will be maintaining an official GPL branch along side the LPL one while requiring non-driver changes to be submitted as LPL if people want those upstreamed.
    Hasn't occurred to me this is a one-time deal.

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    It'll set an example to BSD trolls and show them that GPL style licenses are on the increase while BSD style licenses are declining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by endman View Post
    It'll set an example to BSD trolls and show them that GPL style licenses are on the increase while BSD style licenses are declining.
    Sources please, before you come out with such a wild statement.

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