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Re: libidn re-license

* Simon Josefsson:

> I co-maintain the libidn package.  As upstream, I recently relicensed it
> from LGPLv2+ to GPLv2+|LGPLv3+.  I'd like to upload the latest version
> into Debian before Wheezy since a pretty nasty inifinte-loop bug has
> been fixed.

Should we get that into stable-security, under the old license?

> I have looked at licenses of reverse dependencies, and I did found
> some GPLv2-only packages.  That caused me to dual license the
> package instead of going to LGPLv3+.

This is appreciated.

> (GPLv2-only and LGPLv3+ are incompatible.)

Nowadays, almost all GPLv2-only programs link to library code licensed
under the GPLv3 (with a linking exception on the library side), so we
pretend that they are, at least to some degree.

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