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Re: Software Licenced Under a Specific Version of GPL

Steve Greenland <stevegr@debian.org> writes:

> On 31-Aug-01, 16:22 (CDT), Santiago Vila <sanvila@unex.es> wrote: 
> > Let's consider the following proposal:
> > 
> >   The GPL file in base-files should better be renamed to "GPL-2" and
> >   GPL should be a symlink pointing to it.
> > 
> > [ The proposal is independent of whatever step may come afterwards if/once
> >   it is implemented ].
> > 
> > I will gladly implement it if it gets the approval of the policy
> > group, which, for this particular proposal, I understand it as three
> > seconders (since I'm not proposing it myself) and no objections.
> I second this, although since it's not really a policy decision it
> doesn't really need group approval.

Maybe this is too nitpicky, but I'd prefer we name it GPL_2
(and the LGPL variants LGPL_2 and LGPL_2.1), to be more consistent
with the way we delimit version numbers in other places.

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