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Re: GNU Automake 1.10.1 released

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: GNU Automake 1.10.1 released
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2008 10:23:32 -0700
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According to Dalibor Topic on 1/25/2008 9:21 AM:
| Ralf Wildenhues <Ralf.Wildenhues <at>> writes:
|> I'm pleased to announce the release of Automake 1.10.1.
| I assume that means the GPLv3 exceptions vs. autotools mess has not been
| resolved yet, as there is no mention of it in the release notes?

Correct - Ralf intentionally downgraded the license on the automake
release branch just prior to releasing 1.10.1 [1].  The issue is closer to
resolution (the FSF lawyers have finally given the maintainers an off-list
preview of what wording might be possible to use), but not there yet.
Technically, it would also be possible for autoconf to pull the same trick
as automake - downgrade the license of all files in git to GPLv2+, release
autoconf 2.62, then upgrade back to GPLv3+ once the licensing is sorted
out, but I'd rather avoid that since it looks like the FSF lawyers are
finally working on the problem.


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