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Re: Automake (alpha) release request

From: Sebastian Pipping
Subject: Re: Automake (alpha) release request
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2007 20:50:33 +0100
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Bob Proulx wrote:
> Sebastian Pipping wrote:
>> Thanks for your replies! As I understood the Automake
>> release is delayed because its licensing info has not
>> been updated to GPLv3 yet?
> Actually the reverse.  Because the licensing has already been updated
> it is now delayed.  Automake installs auxiliary files into your
> project.  They have previously had this license wording.
> # As a special exception to the GNU General Public License, if you
> # distribute this file as part of a program that contains a
> # configuration script generated by Autoconf, you may include it under
> # the same distribution terms that you use for the rest of that program.
> The FSF wants to handle exceptions very carefully and deliberately.
> Therefore the release of the autotools projects have been delayed
> while the licensing exception to allow this for GPLv3 has been getting
> worked out.
>> If that is the case I wonder why new code depends
>> on this. Can't you just push the licensing thing
>> to a later release if the responsible people don't
>> have time for this?
> That has been considered but we would like to make the release under
> GPLv3.  The code tree has already moved to GPLv3.

Thanks for your clarification!


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