[aur-general] Licenses, GPL3 only
Ronald van Haren
pressh at gmail.com
Thu Aug 26 06:48:04 EDT 2010
On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 12:40 PM, Loui Chang <louipc.ist at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon 23 Aug 2010 12:03 +0200, Philipp wrote:
>> I just looked up the GPL notation again.
>> Here's the relevant excerpt from the wiki:
>> The (L)GPL has many versions and permutations of those versions.
>> For (L)GPL software, the convention is:
>> * (L)GPL - (L)GPLv2 or any later version
>> * (L)GPL2 - (L)GPL2 only
>> * (L)GPL3 - (L)GPL3 or any later version
>> Now besides that this is obviously confusing there's another problem.
>> How would you specify that a program is GPL3 only?
> Here's my proposed scheme:
> GPL = Any GPL license
> GPL1 = GPL1 only
> GPL2 = GPL2 only
> GPL3 = GPL3 only
> If you want to use 2 and 3, just list them both in the licenses array.
> Future proof.
I've never seen an applications under the 'any GPL" license, it's
always GPL2 or higher....
either way, it is never future proof. What for some reason people
start to switch licenses to GPL3 or higher if/when GPL4 is
removed...there can always be something.
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