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Re: gplv3 files and updates

From: Karl Berry
Subject: Re: gplv3 files and updates
Date: Sun, 8 Jul 2007 18:45:27 -0500

    I think it would be useful to keep some modules GPLv2, at least for some

Which ones?

    I have no problems with changing to (L)GPLv3-only 

(L)GPLv3 or later, actually.

    for possibly the majority of modules, unless there are GNU projects
    under (L)GPLv2 using a particular module

As far as I know there are no GNU projects using (L)GPLv2-*only*, they
are all "or later".  A compatibility problem only arises with -only

    RMS suggested that GnuTLS shouldn't be upgraded now.  It would create

Ah yes, thanks for the reminder.

    unnecessary work if I have to fork the current gnulib modules and
    maintain them separately, which would be needed if gnulib switched to

Clearly that would be very undesirable.

Of course, if there are other GNU projects using gnulib staying at
GPLv2-or-later for the foreseeable future (gettext?), it may end up that
there's not enough in gnulib that can be updated to make it worthwhile.

I haven't heard specifically about anything besides glibc and gnutls
staying at v2.


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