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Re: [PATCH] Add fwconfig command

From: Thomas Schmitt
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Add fwconfig command
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2017 19:18:13 +0100


Colin Watson wrote:

One should emphasize that the FSF when designing new license versions only
considers compatibility to older FSF licenses if they bear the "or later"

E.g. it is not possible to combine GPL version 2 software with LGPL version 3
software if the GPL does not offer the opportunity to get upgraded to GPL
version 3. That's because LGPL 3 forbids some patent evilness whereas GPL 2
forbids to add forbiddances.

According to Richard Stallman, the design flaw is not in LGPL 3 but in issueing
GPL 2 without "or later" clause. (Company lawyers may well contradict.)

Have a nice day :)


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