GPL and LGPL not acceptable for Fedora!

Hans de Goede j.w.r.degoede at
Thu Aug 16 05:11:47 UTC 2007

Eric Sandeen wrote:
> Hans de Goede wrote:
>> The version of the COPYING[.lib] file is not relevant if the sourcecoe doesn't 
>> contain a version its GPL+ resp. LGPLv2+
> So if sourcecode doesn't mention a version but COPYING does, it's still
> interpreted as "or any later version?"  Hm... that strikes me as odd.

Yes, atleast thats what Spot says and he is in charge of the license tags.

>> About GPL and LGPL. If libhandle is distributed as a seperate file under 
>> /usr/lib, then the license tag would be:
>> License: GPL+ and LGPLv2+
> Yup that's it...  I guess I'll look into making a -libs package in my
> spare time.  :)

It really isn't all that hard, see mdbtools or wildmidi for examples.



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