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[Savannah-register-public] [task #8796] Submission of LIME

From: Nicodemo Alvaro
Subject: [Savannah-register-public] [task #8796] Submission of LIME
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2008 04:08:40 +0000
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Update of task #8796 (project administration):

                  Status:              Wait reply => None                   


Follow-up Comment #5:

I believe the "at your option" notice is for those who looking to fork/copy
your source code and use the later versions of the GPL. This could be 3,4,5,10
... 100034324. It has less to do with forcing of the original copyright holder
into using the GPL version 3, and more with allowing others to copy your code.
I think, this is the main reason and have
this guideline in place.

I say 'less', because there could be the incentive of you to switch to GPL
version 3 if you were to want something that some other GPL version 3 project
has. I could be mistaken on this.

> In the case that savannah requires me to license with GPLv3 and 
> no earlier version (namely, v2), since hosting is not allowed 
> for my type of free software, I'll stop trying to submit my 
> project to

I am trying to be clear and say that no one is forcing you to use the GPL
version 3. GPL version 2 license is perfectly acceptable license on these
sites. It will help you to have the or "(at your option) any later version" to
register here, since these sites slant to anything you will find on .
I even believe it is a requirement.

Let me restate, the main issue is compatibility with later licenses to
protect those who wish to study, modify, distribute, and run; and other
freedoms that are granted by the GPL. I hope that made sense.

Have fun.


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