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Re: GPL v3 app with copied GPLv2 or later source and linked against LGPL-2 or later libraries



In message <f75p3e$s7f$1@sea.gmane.org>, Joe Smith <unknown_kev_cat@hotmail.com> writes
What you are doing is saying "gpe-cash contains some code that is '2 or later' and some code that is '3 only' or '3 or later', therefore 3 is the only licence that is valid for gpe-cash".

To re-iterate. You are NOT changing the pre-existing licence on code you've borrowed. But because of the mix of licences, the only licence that is valid for the combined work is v3.

Perhaps a bit pedantic, but you are right. What he is doing is doesn't actually change the licences, but the result effectively has the licence of GPL v3 (or perhaps
GPL v3 or Later).

I know I'm being pedantic. But woolly thinking is behind most confusion of licencing, and if people actually UNDERSTOOD what is going on, we wouldn't have a lot of the licencing trouble we do ...

Cheers,
Wol
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Anthony W. Youngman - anthony@thewolery.demon.co.uk



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