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License of getopt-gnu

From: Matthew Booth
Subject: License of getopt-gnu
Date: Wed, 02 Mar 2011 17:40:43 +0000
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I've just been trying to use getopt-gnu in a project, only to hit license confusion. The (LGPLv2+) project is already using a bunch of gnulib modules, which are all listed in a bootstrap file. Adding getopt-gnu to this list results in an incompatible license error. The module's license is given as 'LGPL'. The bootstrap script calls gnulib-tool with '--lgpl=2'.

Firstly, could the license please be updated to 'LGPLv2+', which I believe is probably the intention.

Secondly, the license headers of lib/getopt.c and lib/getopt1.c seem to be GPLv3, which doesn't sound right. Do they also need to be updated?


Matthew Booth
Red Hat Engineering, Virtualisation Team

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