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Re: RFH: GPLv3
On Fri, Jul 13, 2007 at 08:54:17AM -0700, Michael Eager wrote:
> Robert Dewar wrote:
> >Nicholas Nethercote wrote:
> >>One way to view it: the license is a feature. Therefore changing the
> >>license is changing a feature. Therefore what was going to be 4.2.2
> >>should become 4.3.0.
> >I certainly agree that the license is a feature, and a pretty
> >important one for many users.
> There's a saying "if you call a dog's tail a leg, how many legs
> does a dog have. Four. Calling its tail a leg doesn't make it one."
> Version numbers have been based on binary compatibility
> and interoperability between versions.
> Saying that license is an interoperability issue doesn't make it one.
GPLv3+ code is however incompatible to GPLv2+ code, so it warrants
a major version bump.