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Re: Relicensing Emacs to GPLv3

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Relicensing Emacs to GPLv3
Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2007 14:33:52 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1.50 (gnu/linux)

> Since libcairo uses LGPL version 2.1, I just checked LGPL version 2.1
> again.  It says that newer GPL versions can be used.  So there is in
> fact no problen with libcairo.

> Therefore there is no obstacle to relicensing Emacs immediatelky.  We
> just need someone to volunteer to do the work.  We should do the trunk
> and all the branches that are considered live, but we don't have to
> do all the branches at once.

I think we should start with the release branch.
Since it's then sync'd to the trunk which is sync'd to the unicode branch,
that seems like the best starting place to avoid duplicated work.


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