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Re: [Bug-gnulib] missing licenses in gnulib



On Wed, Oct 13, 2004 at 08:52:17PM +0200, Bruno Haible wrote:
> Robert Millan asks:
> > Did you reach a consensus in how to deal with the lack of license in "m4"
> > and "modules" directories?
> 
> Under modules/ I put a copyright notice.

great!

> For m4/* these is still no consensus: Paul Eggert wants GPL for them, whereas
> I favour a "GPL with autoconf-like exception clause" license...

I think it makes more sense to actualy add a minimal license first and then
discuss whether a less restrictive one would be better.  Currently it has no
license so it's just illegal to do anything with these files.  OTOH, if you
set them to GPL you can always change it to be less restrictive (as long as
you or the FSF owns the copyright, that is).

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