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Re: Guile licensing and GPL v2-only applications?

From: Neil Jerram
Subject: Re: Guile licensing and GPL v2-only applications?
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2009 21:06:49 +0000

Hi Guilers,

We recently announced (below) that we were looking at changing Guile's
license to LGPLv3+, and asked if anyone knew of any GPLv2-only
applications that this would cause a problem for.

There were no responses; therefore the plan as of now is that Guile v2
(i.e. the next major release, following the 1.8.x series) will be


2008/12/12 Neil Jerram <address@hidden>:
> As Guile maintainers, Ludovic and I have been asked to look at
> changing Guile's license to LGPLv3.  Currently it is LGPLv2.1.  If we
> did this, it would be for the next stable release series (1.10.x, or
> possibly 2.0.x) and onwards, not for any further 1.8.x releases.
> Our understanding is that this is uncontroversial, except if there are
> any GPL v2-only applications using Guile.  Can you therefore let us
> know if you are working on any GPL v2-only applications, or are aware
> of any?
> Thanks,
>     Neil

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