gkrellm license change notificaition

Axel Thimm Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
Sun Jul 22 19:39:16 UTC 2007

On Sun, Jul 22, 2007 at 08:41:30PM +0200, 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.

If they say GPL>=2 all if fine, they get progated to GPL3 as a
whole. The trouble is if they say GPL==2. IOW GPL==2 and GPL3 are
incompatible. But the default license wording was GPL>=2, so most
GPL2 software is really GPL>=2. But one needs to check nonetheless.

Maybe the folks (tibbs? spot?) that wanted to purify the license tag
should differentiate between GPL==2 and GPL>=2 in the rpm tag
somehow. Don't know what the status of that project is though.
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
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