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Re: license: comma or semicolon?

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: license: comma or semicolon?
Date: Wed, 05 Jan 2022 11:40:18 +0100

Alfred M. Szmidt wrote:
> The historical reason for this is that GNU GPL version 2 used a
> semi-colon, while GNU GPL version 3 changed it to a comma.  
> When the license notices got updated, the normal way of doing so was
> to replace 2 with 3

Yes, exactly. That's how the discrepancy between our notices and
the text on fsf.org arose.

We'll have to keep this in mind: that replacing '2' with '3' is not


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