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Re: Fix the reducelcs license

From: ng0
Subject: Re: Fix the reducelcs license
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 17:38:32 +0000

Marius Bakke <address@hidden> writes:

> Kei Kebreau <address@hidden> writes:
>> address@hidden writes:
>>> If I am not wrong: When no "Version 3 only" is specified, it is always
>>> "and later".
>> Is there text in the GPL3 that says this? I was under the impression
>> that the "or any later version" clause had to be specified
>> explicitly. It doesn't help that there aren't any file headers to clear
>> this up.
> My understanding is that downstream users are free to use the "or later"
> clause if nothing else is specified. Say, if you copy parts of GPL3 code
> with no "or later" headers into your GPL3+ code.
> So distros need to distinguish the cases that are explicitly not "or any
> later version", but not impose other restrictions on the users.
> If that makes sense. But IANAL etc..

Okay, this makes sense.

I will mark the patch as done, doesn't need to be applied.

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