[Rd] Licence change

peter dalgaard pdalgd at gmail.com
Fri May 3 20:29:26 CEST 2013

On May 3, 2013, at 18:42 , Duncan Murdoch wrote:

>> " one practical problem with requiring GPL >=3 is that it is not GPL-2
>> compatible"
> It may mean that one of your users won't be able to use the package, for example if something else that they need requires GPL-2 licensing.

Actually, with the GPL licenses, usage is not a problem, but distribution can be. 

These legalities are a bit inane, and I try to forget about them as far as possible, but I think trouble kicks in if someone wants to distribute a work that derives from both GPL-2 and GPL-3 codes.  What "derived" means is yet another inane discussion... 

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