[aur-general] Licenses, GPL3 only

Ronald van Haren pressh at gmail.com
Thu Aug 26 14:10:00 EDT 2010

On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 8:00 PM, Xyne <xyne at archlinux.ca> wrote:
> Philipp Überbacher wrote:
>> It would be nice to distinguish between GPLvN only and GPLvN or later
>> for any N. The question is which way is optimal.
> GPL2
> GPL2-only
> GPL3
> GPL3-only
> etc
> Wouldn't that both be clear and avoid sweeping changes as most things are
> licensed under the standard "this version or later" license?

clear yes, avoid sweeping changes no.

most packages are currently gpl2 or later, hence called 'GPL'. These
need to be changes to GPL2. packages which currently are GPL2 need to
be converted to GPL2-only.
You can of course keep both GPL2 and GPL for gpl2 or later for now.


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