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Re: Licence for gnulib.mk slightly vague

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: Licence for gnulib.mk slightly vague
Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2011 23:54:02 +0200
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Simon Josefsson wrote:
> > The copy of gnulib.mk in Emacs says:
> >
> >     # This file is free software, distributed under the terms of the GNU
> >     # General Public License.  As a special exception to the GNU General
> >     # Public License, this file may be distributed as part of a program
> >     # that contains a configuration script generated by Autoconf, under
> >     # the same distribution terms as the rest of that program.
> >
> > There's no information about which version of the GPL.
> > m4/gl-comp.m4 seems to have the same issue.
> ...
> I don't recall why we used this particular license here though, anyone?

This wording dates back to this patch:
committed by Paul on 2004-08-12.

Probably this was the common wording found in many other files.

IMO the vagueness about the GPL version does not really matter, because
hardly anyone distributes such a generated Makefile.am separately from a
package with a configure script.

In memoriam Pavlos Bakoyannis <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pavlos_Bakoyannis>

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