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Re: yi

Hi Jonas,

Am Fri, 29 May 2015 12:55:51 +0200 schrieb Jonas Smedegaard:
>The proper License shortname when copyright holder states "[…] either
> version 2.1 of the License, or (at your option) any later version."
> is 
>not "LGPL" nor "LGPL-2.1" but "LGPL-2.1+" - more on License shortnames 
>at http://www.debian.org/doc/packaging-manuals/copyright-format/1.0/ .
>The actual License you then should reference in the License paragraph
>is /usr/share/common-licenses/LGPL-2.1 - without trailing plus: The
>license itself is not "...or newer", only the license _grant_ issued
>by the copyright holder.
>Hope that helps,

I think it does. So, if I interpret this correctly, it is best
having the grant in debian/copyright in machine-readable
shortform "LGPL-2.1+", plus the full grant text (including the "or
later") in a license paragraph with a reference to common-licenses for
the full license text?


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