Licensing guidelines changes

Josh Boyer jwboyer at
Sat Aug 4 01:15:41 UTC 2007

On Fri, 3 Aug 2007 17:00:02 -0800
"Jeff Spaleta" <jspaleta at> wrote:

> On 8/2/07, Tom spot Callaway <tcallawa at> wrote:
> > The GPL/LGPL "or any later version" clause is _only_ activated when
> > upstream puts it in the source code or attached documentation, so
> > if you can't find it outside of COPYING, it doesn't apply.
> Okay If some source files have the "or later" clause and some state
> GPLv2 explicitly. Is the appropriate tag for the package then GPLv2
> and GPLv2+ ?

No.  It's GPLv2.  The package as a whole is distributed under the more
strict of the two in that case.


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