[arch-dev-public] licenses: GPL permutations

Roman Kyrylych roman.kyrylych at gmail.com
Sun Mar 30 10:20:37 EDT 2008

2008/3/30, Paul Mattal <paul at mattal.com>:
> What is the right way to list all the various contortions you can now
>  have of GPL in the license array? There's:
>  GPL - any version of GPL
>  GPL2 - only version 2
>  GPL2+ - version 2 or later
>  GPL3 - version 3 only
>  GPL3+ - version 3 or later
>  These are all substantively different (except the last two.. for now) so
>  how do we express these? Should we actually create common licenses GPL2+
>  and GPL3+ which reference the other two, and make GPL reference them
>  all? Do we need a GPL1 and GPL1+?

This issue was discussed in past
(I'm lazy to search for exact thread(s), sorry).
The current scheme is:
GPL - GPLv2 "or, at your opinion, any later version"
GPL2 - GPL2 only (e.g. Linux kernel)
GPL3 - GPL3 "or, at your opinion, any later version"
I don't know of a single project with GPLv1 or GPLv3-only license.

Roman Kyrylych (Роман Кирилич)

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