[arch-dev-public] GPL2 -> GPL3 license changes in packages

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Thu Nov 8 10:39:23 EST 2007

On Nov 8, 2007 9:21 AM, Damir Perisa <damir.perisa at solnet.ch> wrote:
> Thursday 08 November 2007, Roman Kyrylych wrote:
>  | GPL -> GPL2 or later
> how do you specify gpl1 gpl2 and gpl3 as valid ones?
>  | GPL2 - GPL2 only
>  | GPL3 - GPL3 or later
> this is inconsistent! if there will be a gpl4, you will be in trouble
> using this scheme, because you just left out the option for
> "GPL3 only"

Why on earth are we bikeshedding everything these days? We won't have
to worry about a GPL4 for at least 5 years... And when that time
comes, GPL3 will switch to being *just* GPL3, and GPL4 will be "GPL4
or later".


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