Re: Software Licenced Under a Specific Version of GPL
On Fri, Aug 31, 2001 at 11:22:44PM +0200, Santiago Vila wrote:
> [ In reply to last Manoj's message ]
> Ok, let's suppose that we do things gradually, as you suggest.
> [ I'm trying to delegate the decision to the policy group, if possible ]
> 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.
> 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.
Sounds intelligent, but I don't think it has much to do with policy;
it's just pre-empting the existence of GPL-2.1 or GPL-3. As long as
/usr/share/common-licenses/GPL still exists, that's fine.
Julian Gilbey, Dept of Maths, Queen Mary, Univ. of London
Debian GNU/Linux Developer, see http://people.debian.org/~jdg