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Re: libidn re-license

Florian Weimer <fw@deneb.enyo.de> writes:

>>>> (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.
>> How does that link exception look like?
> <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gcc-exception.html>
> I don't think the exception makes the version 3 code compatible with
> version 2.

That applies only to GPLv3, doesn't it?  Libidn is now GPLv2+|LGPLv3+.
I don't immediately see how that exception could be used here.  I
wouldn't want to s/GPLv3/GPLv2+|LGPLv3+/ on a document like that without
sanity checking by some legal entity.  I recall that the FSF and GCC
folks spent a lot of time working out that document.


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