Re: GPLv2 only?

On Tue, 2011-04-26 at 15:44 +0100, David D. Lowe wrote:
> I noticed that the source code to GNOME Control Center is licensed under
> the GPL version two. Could an "or later" clause be included?
> This would be useful to me. I ported some code from GNOME Control Center
> to Python and had to relicense my project under GPLv2 because GPLv2
> isn't compatible with GPLv3. I would prefer for my project to be
> licensed under GPLv2 or later, and I need your permission to do that.
> On that note, the COPYING file included in the source branch has a
> section entitled "How to Apply These Terms to Your New Programs", which
> is confusing. Why not follow the advice in that section and remove it
> from COPYING?

You'd need to ask the copyright holders. What bits of the control-center
did you end up reusing? Most parts of it aren't actually supposed to be


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