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Re: gplv3 files and updates

From: Bruce Korb
Subject: Re: gplv3 files and updates
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 15:00:52 -0700

On 6/29/07, Simon Josefsson <address@hidden> wrote:
"James Youngman" <address@hidden> writes:

>> Maybe we should have doc/COPYINGv2 and doc/COPYINGv3 (ditto
>> COPYING.LESSER) in gnulib, with no doc/COPYING at all, so the choice is
>> explicit?  Other ideas?
> That seems reasonable to me at first.  Projects which include gnulib
> code will need to slect one or the other because mixing the two is not
> possible, AIUI.

As far as I understand, mixing code licensed under GPLv3 with code
licensed under "GPLv2 or later" (which is what the GPL'ed code in gnulib
is today, I believe) should be fine, and results in that the GPLv3
applies to all of the code.

OTOH, Mr. Licensing (AKA, Brett Smith) has said that they are incompatible,
so you cannot mix them up in the same program.  (Whatever a "program" is.;)
So, pick-your-favorite-license seems reasonable until dust settles a
bit. - Bruce

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