gkrellm license change notificaition
tmz at pobox.com
Sun Jul 22 19:04:18 UTC 2007
Ville Skyttä wrote:
> On Sunday 22 July 2007, Hans de Goede wrote:
>> Ville Skyttä wrote:
>>> On Sunday 22 July 2007, Hans de Goede wrote:
>>>> For those who want to know, gkrellm has moved to GPL v3, coming
>>>> from GPL v2
>>> What implications does this have on gkrellm plugins, most of which
>>> I think are currently "GPL v2 or later"?
>> IANAL, but I guess that when used with the latest gkrellm they have
>> just become GPL v3 or later.
> In that case, do packagers need to do something about the v2+
> copyright notices included in the plugin packages or embedded in
> their code?
If the copyright notice includes the text (or something similar):
"This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at
your option) any later version."
Then wouldn't it already be covered?
Changing it to something like "version 3 of the License, or (at your
option) any later version" would seem wrong to me, as it would place a
limitation on the end-user that wasn't intended by the copyright
holder (and a limitation that AFAIK isn't needed by Fedora in order to
distribute the package).
Todd OpenPGP -> KeyID: 0xBEAF0CE3 | URL: www.pobox.com/~tmz/pgp
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