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Re: RFH: GPLv3
On 7/12/07, David Edelsohn <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>>>> Doug Gregor writes:
Doug> Could we ask the SC to reconsider the change in the GCC major version
Doug> numbering for GPLv3? Or, at the very least, explain why it is
Doug> important to change the major version number for a mere license
To avoid confusion among GCC users who do not expect a bug fix
release to introuduce a new license.
I agree with Ian on this one... to users, the new license just doesn't
matter. It needs to be prominently stated in the release nodes, in the
README, etc., but it's the technical changes that matter to GCC users.
It seems obvious to me that it would be easiest to just move today's
mainline over to GPLv3, and have every GCC release >= 4.3 be GPLv3. We
could then either cut off the GCC 4.2 branch entirely or leave it
GPLv2. Then there are no surprises for anyone.