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Re: RFC/RFS: beef - a flexible BrainFuck interpreter

On Sat, 04 Mar 2006, Bas Wijnen wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 03, 2006 at 11:41:59PM +0100, Andrea Bolognani wrote:
> > > * W: The program is licensed under GPL version 2.
> > 
> > Will not fix. From the Policy, section 12.5:
> > 
> > 	"Packages distributed under the UCB BSD license, the Artistic license,
> > 	the GNU GPL, and the GNU LGPL should refer to the files
> > 	/usr/share/common-licenses/BSD,
> > /usr/share/common-licenses/Artistic, /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL, and
> > /usr/share/common-licenses/LGPL respectively"
> > 
> > So /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL is the right file to point to.

./src/tape_new_cell.c     This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
./src/tape_new_cell.c     modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as
./src/tape_new_cell.c     published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of
./src/tape_new_cell.c     the License, or (at your option) any later version.

[From beef]
> Perhaps Policy needs an upgrade here... It seems logical to me that
> you must always point to the license which is used. In case of "GPL
> version 2 or later", that is usually understood as "the latest
> version of the GPL" (although of course the user may choose to use
> an earlier version, as long as it's at least version 2).

Yes, that's what you should do. In the instant case, because the
program is licenced under 2 or later, the right thing to do is to
point at the GPL symlink.

Don Armstrong

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chairs, and the light and plumbing fixtures. The conspirators had
deliberately punished the bank, for reasons best known to themselves,
or to their unknown controllers. They had superglued doors and
shattered windows, severed power and communications cables, poured
stinking toxins into the wallspaces, and concreted all of the sinks
and drains. In eight minutes, sixty people had ruined the building so
thouroughly that it had to be condemed and later demolished.
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