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From: Ulrich Mueller <ulm@g.o>
Subject: Re: License groups in ebuilds
Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2012 20:16:36 +0200
>>>>> On Sat, 16 Jun 2012, Sebastian Pipping wrote:

> On 05/10/2012 11:39 AM, Ulrich Mueller wrote:
>> Are there any other licenses besides *GPL and FDL that would
>> require such a file?
>> 
>> What do you think?

> The "GPL-2+" file workaround doesn't sound to bad.

> Call be picky, but we could actually use a "GPL-3+" file, too.
> With that we could distinguish "exactly GPL 3" and "GPL 3 or later"
> properly on our end, no matter if GPL 4 ever comes or not.

Yes, that was the idea. Otherwise we would have to start over again
whenever a GPL-4 appears.

AFAICS, we would need 9 additional license files, namely GPL-{1,2,3}+,
LGPL-{2,2.1,3}+, and FDL-{1.1,1.2,1.3}+.

Ulrich


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License groups in ebuilds
-- Ulrich Mueller
Re: License groups in ebuilds
-- Sebastian Pipping
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