Re: GPL v3 app with copied GPLv2 or later source and linked against LGPL-2 or later libraries
In message <email@example.com>, Joe Smith
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".
Perhaps a bit pedantic, but you are right. What he is doing is doesn't
change the licences, but the result effectively has the licence of GPL
v3 (or perhaps
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.
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 ...
Anthony W. Youngman - firstname.lastname@example.org