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Re: [Savannah-hackers] submission of Yet Another Weblo

From: Guillaume Morin
Subject: Re: [Savannah-hackers] submission of Yet Another Weblog News System
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2002 12:20:49 +0100
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Dans un message du 21 jan à 20:41, address@hidden écrivait :
> A package was submitted to
> This mail was sent to address@hidden, address@hidden
> Denny De La Haye <address@hidden> described the package as follows:
> License: other
> Other License: GNU GPL version 2 (not \"or later\")
> Reason: I wish to assess changes to my project\'s license myself, not allow 
> them to take place without my approval.  While I have the utmost trust and 
> respect for the GNU project, I feel it would be foolish of me to allow it the 
> right to alter the license under which my project is made available.

You are not doing anything wrong by restricting to version 2 only of the
GPL, and your software continues to be free software. However, the FSF
doesn't want to accept that license in its hosts because it would be
compatible with GPL v2, but wouldn't be compatible with the next
version. And this is something that the FSF wants to discourage.  If you
want to host your project in Savannah, you should change your license
and either accept "GNU General Public License V2 or later" or any of the
other GPL-compatible licenses and then register your project again.

Please keep in mind that if you decide to accept Savannah's policy of
"GPL V2 or later", if a version 3 comes out nobody in Savannah would go
and update the license information of your project; it would continue to
be "GPL V2 or later" if you wanted it that way and it would not cause
any conflicts for Savannah. And if a user wants to abide by the rules of
V2, because he/she finds it better than V3, they can choose to do that.
The copying permission statement gives them that option: " can
redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General
Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either
version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version."


Guillaume Morin <address@hidden>

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