[Buildroot] [PATCH] package/joe: license is GPL-2.0+

Thomas Petazzoni 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 [1].  
> 
>  > What should we do? Should we switch to the new ones?  
> 
>  > [1] 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:
> 
> https://lists.denx.de/pipermail/u-boot/2015-August/223991.html
> 
> 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
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