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Re: gplv3 files and updates

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: gplv3 files and updates
Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2007 03:53:29 +0200
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Yoann Vandoorselaere wrote:
> There are an undefined number of application out there which are GPLv2
> only. Whatever being the reason for their choice, I can understand that
> some people want to review the new license before applying it to their
> software. 
> ...
> I'd like to empathize that there is absolutely no need to urge people
> (especially library writers - read ahead) to switch to GPLv3, and I
> guess the more you are going to stress them with this issue, the less
> they'll be likely to do that switch.
> As a library author, and even though I might want to switch to GPLv3, my
> goal is to avoid creating incompatibility with software using my
> library. Doing the switch right now would just be asking for trouble.
> Instead, I'll be waiting for applications to update, and then I'll
> perform the change in the library these applications use.

Well formulated. I agree 100%.


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