Re: [DebianGIS] Copyright of josm packaging (GPL 2+ vs 3+)?
On May 10 16:49, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> I am planning to upload a new version of josm, and ran into something
> that surprised me. josm is licensed GPL v2 and later, while the
> packaging have a different license:
> Files: debian/*
> Copyright: Copyright (c) 2007-2008 Andreas Putzo
> Copyright (c) 2008 Petter Reinholdtsen
> Copyright (c) 2008 Giovanni Mascellani
> License: GPL-3+
> The Debian packaging information is under the GPL, version 3 or later.
> On Debian GNU/Linux systems, the complete text of the GNU General
> Public License
> Version 3 can be found in `/usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-3'.
> When was it decided to use a different license on the package and the
> packaging? I must have missed the discussion. I would prefer it to
> be the same, to avoid any surprises when copying stuff back and forth.
> Any objections to changing the license of the packaging to be the same
> as josm?
Please do. Giovanni also agreed on that and we were merely waiting for
your reply to change the license back to gpl-2+ :)