Re: GPL v2/v3 ?
Thanks for your insight into Spanish law Miry & Steve. I did wonder what was
wrong with the term "distribution" when v3 was written. I don't think this
will put me off the GPL v2 though.
> o if you want to enhance compatibility *and* you trust the FSF to
> keep the promise that future versions of the GNU GPL will be "similar
> in spirit to the present version", then you may choose a "v2 or
> later" approach
> o if you want to enhance compatibility *and* you don't mind seeing
> your copyleft more or less weakened (or even completely destroyed) by
> successive versions of the GNU GPL, then you may choose a "v2 or later"
> o if don't mind reducing compatibility *and* you want a strong and
> certain copyleft (while not trusting the FSF to keep the spirit of the
> GNU GPL v2 in successive versions), then you should choose a "v2 only"
Yes I realised that the legal protection is "only as strong as the weakest
[version]" in the case of multiple-licensing, and that using a "... or later
version" type license required trust. I think, perhaps then, the sensible
choice is to use a GPL v2 only license until a more satisfactory version is
released or I am forced to use a more compatible license.
I enjoyed reading your critical comments  btw. I had read comments on
section 5(d) before and didn't much like it. I was wondering how exactly it
would have to be implemented in a GUI program (e.g. just hide entries away in
menus or perhaps show on a splash screen), but I don't think I'll have to
worry about this now anyway.
Thank you all for the help,