Quote Originally Posted by duby229 View Post
As long as the terms of the GPL code base are abided by. You can't simply decide that the GPL doesnt apply to you.
Of course you can. It's your code.

Any code that was distributed under the GPL license stays under the GPL. But you are free to relicense your code however you want and distribute that however you want.

The author doesn't need to license his own code to himself. The license is for other people.