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From: Ulrich Mueller <ulm@g.o>
Subject: License groups in ebuilds
Date: Thu, 10 May 2012 11:39:15 +0200
Long standing problem: Some of our most used license tags like "GPL-2"
are ambiguous, denoting either GPL-2 only or GPL-2 or later.

One solution would be license groups in ebuilds, which could be added
to EAPI 5 [1]. Disadvantage would be that they cannot be used in
previous EAPIs.

Alternatively, we could create separate license files like GPL-2+, as
suggested in [2], especially since the "plus" versions now have their
own entry in the SPDX license list [3]. Are there any other licenses
besides *GPL and FDL that would require such a file?

What do you think?

Ulrich

[1] <https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=287192>
[2] <http://archives.gentoo.org/gentoo-dev/msg_6c004fd342c57062d71455109fa52ac0.xml>
[3] <http://www.spdx.org/licenses/>


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Re: License groups in ebuilds
-- Sebastian Pipping
Re: License groups in ebuilds
-- Kent Fredric
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