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Re: yes, GPL means GPL3 today... (Re: RFS: gnome-color-chooser)

Bas Wijnen <shevek@fmf.nl> writes:
> On Fri, Dec 14, 2007 at 12:04:48PM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:

>>> I think the best way is to include the license text in
>>> debian/copyright just like any other license that is not in
>>> common-licenses.

>> We probably don't really want to include a copy of the GPLv1 in every
>> Perl package.

> If the license is used in many packages, we should add it to
> common-licenses.  If it isn't, then it should be no problem to include
> it in debian/copyright.

It depends on what you mean by "used."  I really doubt that most of the
Perl authors really care one way or the other, but Perl's license says GPL
v1 or later, and most of the Perl packages say "same license as Perl."

So my original statement that not many packages are in that situation is
kind of true and kind of not, depending on how you feel about the Perl
situation.  (I don't know of any packages that say *only* GPL v1.)

Anyway, if you feel strongly about this, you should probably say something
in Bug#436105, since so far the opinions have been that adding it isn't

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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