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The OP having considerably clarified the question, I'm rewriting my answer. Bob receives some software from Alice under GPLv2+, and chooses to redistribute it under GPLv3. You want to know if Bob has now lost his right to use the software under GPLv2. He has not. He was given the choice about which terms he could receive the software under, and until he ...


You are right that if you modify the license notices to remove the reference to GPLv2, then you lose the right to use and distribute the software under that license. However, I don't believe you lose all rights to the software. You still have the rights granted to you under the GPLv3 (which you effectively got under the "or later" part of the ...


The LGPL ensures that the library will always remain under the LGPL. Since you are not the sole copyright holder, you cannot relicense the library under a different license. However, this does not prevent linking the LGPL-covered library with a proprietary library, which is then sold. It is also permissible to bundle the LGPL library with the proprietary ...


The GNU LGPL is the same as the GNU GPL, but it allows inclusion in a non-GNU GPL-licensed application. But the library itself has to still be available under the terms of either the GNU GPL or the GNU LGPL.

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