[Fedora-packaging] LGPLv2.1 vs. LGPLv2

Chuck Anderson cra at WPI.EDU
Sat Nov 29 18:00:05 UTC 2008

I see that the Licensing page [1] treats LGPLv2 and LGPLv2.1 as the 
same, with a short name of "LGPLv2".  Also, rpmlint complains about 
LGPLv2.1 in spec files.  Why is this?

I'm packaging a program [2] that uses 2.1 in the README/COPYING and 2 
in the source code headers.  I've received clarification on the 
license from the author as LGPLv2.1+, but now I wonder if it makes any 
difference since the spec tag would be the same in either case.

[1] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing
[2] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=465897

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