[aur-general] Licenses, GPL3 only
louipc.ist at gmail.com
Thu Aug 26 06:50:59 EDT 2010
On Thu 26 Aug 2010 12:48 +0200, Ronald van Haren wrote:
> 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:
> >> Hi,
> >> I just looked up the GPL notation again.
> >> Here's the relevant excerpt from the wiki:
> >> http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Arch_Packaging_Standards
> >> ..
> >> 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....
It exists as part of the license at any rate.
> 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.
I'm very confused. Can you rephrase that?
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