RFH: GPLv3

Alexandre Oliva aoliva@redhat.com
Fri Jul 13 07:53:00 GMT 2007


On Jul 12, 2007, Mark Mitchell <mark@codesourcery.com> wrote:

> 2. GCC 4.2.1 will be the last GPLv2 release.  The FSF will permit
> backports from mainline to GCC 4.2.1, if necessary, to be downlicensed
> to GPLv2, as part of that release.

> 3. After GCC 4.2.1 is released, we will renumber the branch to GCC 4.3.

How about, after the 4.2.1 release, switch the branch to GPLv3 and
then release 4.2.3, without any functional changes, under GPLv3?

The skipped minor version number (to a .3, no less) and the quick
succession of releases would probably hint at the license upgrade, and
it would probably make the FSF happier with a GCC release under GPLv3
in a short time-frame.

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