Re: Move to LGPL3

Hmm, and what will happen to applications using at least one GPLv2-only


Le samedi 15 mars 2008 à 21:03 +0100, ryan lortie a écrit :
> Hello.
> After some talk at the Hackfest about it, I'm writing the list to
> officially request that glib and GTK be moved to LGPL "version 3 or
> later".
> The reasons for this are the increased clarity in the language of the
> license plus the ability to accept LGPL3 code into glib/gtk ((since it
> seems like things will be increasingly using LGPL3 in the future)).
> There is also the matter of the additional protections offered by the
> LGPL3.  Everyone I talked to at the hackfest was in favour of these.
> There is the option of simply making a policy change and saying "we now
> accept code under LGPL3+, but existing code is still LGPL2+" and leaving
> all of the copyright notices alone.  Tim thought that probably it would
> be a better idea to change all of the headers to explicitly state LGPL3+
> (in order to, among other things, avoid confusion about what license new
> contributions occur under).
> If we decide to change all of the existing copyright notices, I'd
> volunteer to make the patch to do so.
> Cheers
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