Subject: Re: GPLv3 draft
From: Norbert Bollow <>
Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2006 10:02:09 +0200 (CEST)

Stephen J. Turnbull <> wrote:

>     Norbert> Unless if I have overlooked a subtle problem of the kind
>     Norbert> that [...] GPLv3-draft1 imposes a condition on
>     Norbert> distributors which GPLv2 does not allow to impose.
> I knew there was something trivial!  You are required to distribute a
> copy of GPLv3 with the program.  GPLv2 does not allow such a requirement.
> :-(

Are you sure that you're not misinterpreting GPLv2 here?

By the same argument, you would also have to conclude that
e.g. the MIT X11 license and the three-clause BSD license
are GPLv2-incompatible.