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.