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Bug 667341 - Please clarify license
Please clarify license
Product: gnome-system-log
Classification: Core
Component: general
git master
Other Linux
: Normal normal
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Assigned To: gnome-system-log-maint
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-01-05 09:06 UTC by Vincent Untz
Modified: 2012-03-21 20:20 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

Description Vincent Untz 2012-01-05 09:06:55 UTC
COPYING talks about GPL-2.0+.

However, those files have a GPL-3.0+ header:


Is this a mistake, or is the module GPL-3.0+?
Comment 1 Cosimo Cecchi 2012-03-21 15:36:29 UTC
The intention of the module is being GPL 2.0+, not 3.0+. Those files were a contribution by Johannes Schmid (added to the CC); what's the problem in having some GPL 3.0+ files in a GPL 2.0+ package? Otherwise we can ask Johannes if he's OK with changing the license for them to GPL 2.0+.
Comment 2 Vincent Untz 2012-03-21 16:02:00 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> what's the problem in having some GPL 3.0+ files in a GPL 2.0+ package?

There's no problem; it just means the module is GPL 3.0+. In that case, COPYING should specify this :-)
Comment 3 Johannes Schmid 2012-03-21 17:07:45 UTC
I don't really see the relevance of GPL 3+ vs. GPL 2+ on this module so I am fine with changing it.
Comment 4 Cosimo Cecchi 2012-03-21 20:20:23 UTC
Thanks Johannes! I now changed the offending headers to read GPL v2+ on git master.