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Re: Bug#431109: [PROPOSAL] Disambiguate of Section 12.5, Deprecate GPL/LGPL symlinks

* Florian Weimer (fw@deneb.enyo.de) [070630 10:16]:
> * Santiago Vila:
> > +         file.  Packages should not refer to GPL and LGPL symlinks in
> > +         that directory since different, incompatible versions of these
> > +         licenses have been published by the Free Software Foundation,
> > +         hence using the symlinks could lead to ambiguity.
> >
> > I disagree with this. It should be ok to point to the latest version
> > of the GPL if the program says "Version X or later". Many programs
> > do that, and we should not need to change them.
> But do we really want to license everything which is "GPL version 2 or
> later" under the GPL version 3?
> And how do we discriminate between "GPL version 2 or later" and "GPL
> version 3 or later"?

If it says "version N or later", we should of course point to the
*earliest* version to give users the choice which version they want.


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