[Buildroot] [PATCH] package/joe: license is GPL-2.0+
thomas.petazzoni at bootlin.com
Fri Sep 20 12:19:01 UTC 2019
On Fri, 20 Sep 2019 13:56:20 +0200
Peter Korsgaard <peter at korsgaard.com> wrote:
> >>>>> "Yegor" == Yegor Yefremov <yegorslists at googlemail.com> writes:
> > Hi Peter,
> > On Fri, Sep 20, 2019 at 1:30 PM Peter Korsgaard <peter at korsgaard.com> wrote:
> >> Joe changed the COPYING file from GPL-1.0 to GPL-2.0 in the development
> >> leading up to 3.8:
> >> https://sourceforge.net/p/joe-editor/mercurial/ci/d731f9b3794bc4c896f2efa1c97ac2c82c3365ac/
> >> So change the license to GPL-2.0+
> > GPL-2.0+, GPL-2.0 etc. identifiers are deprecated .
> > What should we do? Should we switch to the new ones?
> >  https://spdx.org/licenses/GPL-2.0+.html
> That is a bigger discussion. I personally find the replacement
> "(GNU General Public License v2.0 only) or later" harder to read:
> Are there any concrete advantages to changing this tree wide?
The replacement is GPL-2.0-or-later, see https://spdx.org/licenses/.
I'm not sure where they got this "(GNU General Public License v2.0
only) or later" in the U-Boot discussion.
Thomas Petazzoni, CTO, Bootlin
Embedded Linux and Kernel engineering
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