Re: Relicensing Nautilus to GPLv3+

On Thu, 2017-05-25 at 12:08 +0200, Sébastien Wilmet wrote:
On Thu, May 25, 2017 at 05:59:02AM -0400, Carlos Soriano wrote:
For now we won't relicense the files, since that would require
copyright holders to agree (iiuc). Instead is the project that will
become GPL3+, since the combination of GPL2+ + GPL3+ files results
a project that is GPL3+.

For the files licensed as GPLv2+, the copyright holders have already
agreed with "any later version", so you can directly relicense to
without asking the permission to each copyright holder.

For LGPL -> GPL, you need the explicit approval of all copyright

No, you don't. It says right in the license that you can use LGPL
sources as GPL if you so wish:
"you may convey a copy of the modified version [...] under the GNU GPL,
with none of the additional permissions of this License applicable to
that copy."

Meaning that you can strip the additional permissions in the LGPL to
make it GPL without asking anyone.

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