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Re: RFA: GPL2+exception -> GPL3+exception (Ada)


* Nick Clifton wrote on Fri, Apr 03, 2009 at 05:49:48PM CEST:
> 
>   This is the patch to change the files in the gcc/ada sub-directory
>   that currently used a GPL2+exception license to a GPL3 + GCC Runtime
>   Library Exception license.  The wording has been carefully crafted
>   to contain both the phrase "GNU General Public License" and the
>   phrase "As a special exception".

Is the wording mandated by the FSF somehow? 

  * As a special exception under Section 7 of GPL version 3, you are granted *
  * additional permissions described in the GCC Runtime Library Exception,   *
  * version 3.1, as published by the Free Software Foundation. 

Because the thing I don't understand is why the GPLv3 hardcoded in here,
rather than "v3 or, whichever later version you are using this under"?
Except of course that "Section 7" might have to be reformulated somehow
as "the section that allows Additional Terms" or so.  IANAL.

I'm really sorry for not seeing this earlier, and apologies to everyone
who is twitching right now  ;-)  but there's no need now to start
shooting yourself in the foot a few years down the road, no?

Cheers,
Ralf


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