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Re: Fedora Board Recap 2007-JUL-10



On Fri, 2007-07-13 at 03:34 -0800, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> On 7/13/07, Alexandre Oliva <aoliva redhat com> wrote:
> > New builds that change licensing terms should check any library
> > dependencies for license incompatibility.  E.g., a GPLv2 program must
> > not depend on a GPLv3+ or LGPLv3+ library, and a GPLv3+ program must
> > not depend on a GPLv2 library.  (not sure about GPLv3+ / LGPLv2
> > compatibility, I haven't thought much about it, and IANAL :-)
> 
> 
> I'm very wary at attempting to rely the licensing tag in spec files
> for any automation like this out of the gate. There are packages which
> include multiple pieces of code under different licenses and of course
> packages with code under multiple licenses. These situations aren't
> codified in the licensing tag.

Agreed.

josh


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