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From: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@×××××××××××××.uk>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Ranged licenses
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2007 23:05:33
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Ranged licenses by Thilo Bangert
1 On Wed, 28 Nov 2007 23:54:57 +0100
2 Thilo Bangert <bangert@g.o> wrote:
3 > there is also the legal argument. it's better to state explicitly
4 > which versions apply and not have to cleanup the mess, when somebody
5 > decides to release GPL-2.5.
7 That's an argument strongly in favour of ranged specs. A huge number of
8 packages are licensed under "GPL 2 or later", and currently most ebuilds
9 incorrectly use LICENSE="GPL-2" for these. Even changing these to
10 LICENSE="|| ( GPL-2 GPL-3 )" just shifts the problem around a bit. With
11 CRAN "GPL 2 or later" translates to "GPL (>= 2)", which is a much more
12 accurate description of a package's license.
14 --
15 Ciaran McCreesh


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