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Re: Pack busybox using guix, but make check have fail tests

From: Joshua Branson
Subject: Re: Pack busybox using guix, but make check have fail tests
Date: Mon, 24 May 2021 18:15:24 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.2 (gnu/linux)

Bone Baboon <> writes:

> Joshua Branson writes:
>> I believe that busybox has a more permissive license than coreutils?
> Looking at the coreutils repository I can see that it is using GPL
> version 3
> <>.  When I
> run `guix search coreutils` the output says the license is "GPL 3+".
> Looking at an individual source code file I can see that it says "either
> version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version." 
> <>.
> BusyBox is licensed under the GPL version
> 2. <>. "To summarize: every version
> of BusyBox may be distributed under the terms of GPL version 2. New
> versions (after 1.2.2), as a whole, may only be distributed under GPLv2,
> not under other versions of the GPL."
> <>
> gives me the impression that GPL version 2 is more permissive than GPL
> version 3.

Thanks for clarifying!

Joshua Branson (joshuaBPMan in #guix)
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