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[Bug-gnulib] Re: licenses again

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: [Bug-gnulib] Re: licenses again
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2004 09:40:52 -0700
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Simon Josefsson <address@hidden> writes:

> Bruno Haible <address@hidden> writes:
>> In the end, any sizable contribution to gnulib has to be assigned
>> to the FSF....
> But then FSF would have to agree to license the work under LGPL,
> right?  It seems this might be the problem.  Or maybe FSF do agree to
> do this implicitly, because gnulib-tool will essentially relicense the
> packages that may be licensed under LGPL.

There shouldn't be any implicit LPGLing of code.  The FSF needs to
decide explicitly which source files are LGPLed.  The default, if no
explicit decision is made, is GPL-only.

As a corollary, gnulib-tool shouldn't make it easy to mistakenly
distribute GPL-only files under the LGPL.

Sorry about the hassle, but there are fundamental underlying reasons
for the hassle.

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