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Re: [Savannah-hackers-public] News: Licenses clarification

From: Walter Landry
Subject: Re: [Savannah-hackers-public] News: Licenses clarification
Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2006 14:40:09 -0800 (PST)

Sylvain Beucler <address@hidden> wrote:
> > Greetings,
> > 
> > I am the project manager for ArX [1].  I read the news about licenses
> > clarification, and I have two comments/questions.
> > 
> >   1) My code has always been under GPL v2 only.  This was noted when I
> >      applied to savannah [2].  Is this going to be a problem?
> Yes, if you die before GNU GPL v3 is released.

I don't understand what you mean here.  I am not the only copyright

> However this requirement applies to new projects only.
> >   2) My project includes a 56 page manual under GPL v2 only.  The only
> >      license I will use for documentation is the same as for the code.
> >      Since even RMS does not think that the GFDL is a free software
> >      license [3], that rules out the GFDL.
> This is a borderline case since the source for the manual is not
> hosted at Savannah, but the manual is still available at

The manual's source is available in the tarball available from Savannah.

> Is there a precise reason why the manual's license is bound to ArX's?

Because I want to be able to intermix code and documentation.

Walter Landry

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