svn commit: trunk/busybox: console-tools include

Rob Landley rob at
Fri Sep 22 20:19:02 UTC 2006

On Friday 22 September 2006 5:34 am, Yann E. MORIN wrote:
> > + * Licensed under GPLv2 or later, see file LICENSE in this tarball for 
> > + */
> Please note:
>   1) The code in BusyBox in GPLv2 (only).
>   2) The submitted patch was GPLv2 or later.
>   3) The result of "agregating" those two codes is licensed using the common
>      denominator, that is GPLv2 (only).

To clarify:

The next -devel release of BusyBox will be GPLv2 only.  The license on 
previous versions is whatever they were released as (it doesn't retroactively 
narrow), so they're still "or later".  In addition, I plan to release the 
upcoming 1.2.2 with the "or later" intact, since it's just a bugfix release 
and the bugfixes I'm backporting are all from svn 16112 and earlier.

Glenn McGrath found this post from the FSF on Debian-legal, which covers 
exactly this situation, and may help clarify matters for anyone still 

(In general I consider this topic beaten to death and would like further 
discussion to occur off-list, but I don't want to give anybody the wrong 

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