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Re: [PATCH] readline: Support libedit.

From: Karl Berry
Subject: Re: [PATCH] readline: Support libedit.
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2013 22:39:00 GMT

     a licensing violation by linking to both libreadline (GPLv3+)
     and a libvirt.so containing virtualbox code (LGPLv2-only) at the same
     time (those two licenses are incompatible).  

For the record ... as far as I know, LGPLv2, both -only and -later, is
compatible with GPLv-anything (in contrast to LGPLv-anything), due to
the conversion clause.  I quote from

  3. You may opt to apply the terms of the ordinary GNU General Public
  License instead of this License to a given copy of the Library.  To do
  this, you must alter all the notices that refer to this License, so
  that they refer to the ordinary GNU General Public License, version 2,
  instead of to this License.  (If a newer version than version 2 of the
  ordinary GNU General Public License has appeared, then you can specify
  that version instead if you wish.)  [...]


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