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Re: updating GPL to version 3?

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Re: updating GPL to version 3?
Date: Wed, 1 Jul 2009 10:12:19 -0300

On Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 5:16 AM, Jan Nieuwenhuizen<address@hidden> wrote:
> Hmm, I read a bit more in that thread.  It looks to me as if
>  1 there is a basic consensus amongst the core developers
>   that a move to GPL v3 (not sure about GPL v3 or later)
>   is desirable
>  2a Han-Wen even has done quite a bit of initial paperwork
>  2b no-one has offered to do the work of tracking down and
>    get permissions/paper work for the remaining authors
>  2c Han-Wen is not easily inspired to do silly admin stuff
>    esp. sot so when attempted to muscle him into it with
>    "do what I tell you" disguised in invalid
>    thou-must-bow-for-the-almighty-GNU arguments :-)
>  3 there is a possibility of transferring copyright to
>   the FSF [or another governing entity], which could
>   have a simplifying/catalizing effect on 1 and/or 2

4.  There is no disaster if we leave it GPL v2 as it is. I am sure
that there are more interesting bugs in our tracker that need to be
dealt with more urgently.

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