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Re: [PATCH] gnu: Add gnushogi and xshogi

From: John Darrington
Subject: Re: [PATCH] gnu: Add gnushogi and xshogi
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 06:19:19 +0100
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On Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 04:58:07PM -0500, Leo Famulari wrote:
     On Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 08:15:04PM +0100, John Darrington wrote:
     > * gnu/packages/games.scm (gnushogi, xshogi): New variables.
     > +(define-public xshogi
     > +    ;; Contains a copy of GPLv3 but the licence notices simply
     > +    ;; state "GNU General Public Licence" without specifying a version.
     > +    (license license:gpl1+)))
     Section 14 of the GPL says "If the Program does not specify a
     version number of the GNU General Public License, you may choose any
     version ever published by the Free Software Foundation."
You are correct.  That is why I put gpl1+
     Do we want to use version 1 of the GPL? I don't fully understand the
     issues with it, but it's an unusual choice.

I don't have a strong opinion here.  But there is a precedent in Guix, that 
where upstream permits a package to be distributed under a choice of licences,
we simply present that choice to our users.  We don't - at least I haven't seen 
any instances of it - choose a particular one that suits us, unless there is a 
good reason for doing that.


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