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Re: GPLv2 licensing issues

From: Hubert Chathi
Subject: Re: GPLv2 licensing issues
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2008 21:30:52 -0400
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On Fri, 11 Apr 2008 18:31:44 +0200, Fred Kiefer <address@hidden> said:

> Yes, you are right this table Stefan send a link to
> ( makes it
> quite clear. Our case it the one in the bottom left corner. We either
> need to get all the applications to upgrade their license or find a
> clause to be put into the GNUstep libraries to give a special
> exception when linked with GPLv2 applications.

Just a thought that came to me, that I thought I'd throw out: one
possibility is to dual-license the GNUstep libraries under bath GPLv2
and LGPLv3 or later.  This would allow us to keep GPLv2 applications
(the two big ones that I know of that we would have trouble relicensing
are (due to the Linux terminal emulation code) and
PopplerKit (due to the xpdf code)), while keeping the anti-DRM clauses
of the version 3 licenses for proprietary applications.

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