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Re: RFA: GPL2+exceptions -> GPL3+exceptions (non-Ada)


On Sat, Apr 04, 2009 at 09:13:45AM +0100, Nick Clifton wrote:
>> While you've got that sed script handy: do we have any more need for the
>> COPYING file, which is GPLv2?  Should we consider "mv COPYING3 COPYING"
>> and changing the license boilerplate to refer to COPYING?
>
> In my opinion this is not a great idea because it would mean changing  
> even more files.  The patch is already 15M long as it is.
>
> I think that removing the current COPYING file would be OK and might  
> help to reduce confusion for readers examining the licences of the  
> source files.

We still have a bunch of GPLv2+LGPLv2.1+ files in the tree, even after the
patch.  E.g. files like soft-fp copied unmodified from glibc are supposed to
stay under their current licenses.  So I think we should at least for now
keep COPYING around.

	Jakub


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