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Re: GPL and LGPL not acceptable for Fedora!



> Got your attention? Good.
>
> GPL and LGPL are NOT acceptable License tags for Fedora. You cannot
> simply use "GPL" or "LGPL" as a license tag anymore.
>
> You have to use one of the following tags:
>
> GPL+, GPLv2, GPLv2+, GPLv3, GPLv3+, LGPLv2, LGPLv2+, LGPLv3, LGPLv3+
>
> GPL+: If there is no version specified anywhere, and it only says GPL,
> then it is GPL+. It is also GPL+ if the code is licensed as "GPL version
> 1 or later".
>
> GPLv2: If the code only says "version 2 of the License." and does NOT
> say "or later version", then it is GPLv2 only.
>
> GPLv2+: If the code is GPL v2 and it says "either version 2 of the
> License, or (at your option) any later version.", then it is GPLv2 or
> later.
>
> GPLv3: Same as GPLv2 only, except, GPLv3 only.
>
> GPLv3+: Same as GPLv2 or later, except GPLv3 or later.
>
> LGPLv2+: If there is no version specified anywhere, and it only says
> LGPL, then it is LGPLv2+. Also, use this tag if it is LGPL v2 (or 2.1)
> and it says "or (at your option) any later version." in the code.
>
> LGPLv2: If the code only says "version 2 (or 2.1) of the License." and
> does NOT say "or later version", then it is LGPLv2 only.
>
> LGPLv3: Same as LGPLv2 only, except LGPLv3 only.
>
> LGPLv3+: Same as LGPLv2 or later, except LGPLv3 or later.
>
> NOTE: Don't trust COPYING. Look at the source code itself.
>
> Please, please, please do this. Take a minute and go through your
> packages and correct the specs so that they are using the new License
> tagging schema.

I may have missed this, if so, my apologies, but:

A. Do we need to update all branches, or only devel?

B. Do we need to rebuild for any branches?

FWIW, I've updated all those I maintain.  Might get to those I co-maintain
if there's time. . .

> Thanks in advance,
>
> ~spot
>
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