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[Savannah-hackers-public] [ #249283] COPYING.LIB

From: Sebastian Wieseler
Subject: [Savannah-hackers-public] [ #249283] COPYING.LIB
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2005 10:01:39 -0400
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Hello guys.

I've wrote a mail to address@hidden because of the name

----- Forwarded message from Dave Turner via RT <address@hidden> -----

> [sebastian - Thu Aug 11 11:45:50 2005]:
> Hello there.
> Because of
>    Notices:
> "The package itself should contain a full copy of GPL (conventionally
>    in a file named COPYING) and the GNU Free Documentation License
>    (included within your documentation). If the package contains any
>    files distributed under the Lesser GPL, it should contain a full
>    copy of that as well (conventionally in a file named COPYING.LIB)."
> I thought that the Library GPL was renamed to GNU Lesser General
>    Public License. So why do you prefer that the users use
> Maybe its better to use the file name COPYING.LESS or something like
>    that, isn't it?
> Hopefully you can make it clear to me. :-)

Certain operat~1 systems only permit filena~1 of eight charac~1.  So,
we've kept the old name for compatibility. ;)

-Dave "Novalis" Turner
GPL Compliance Engineer
Free Software Foundation

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