svn commit: trunk/busybox: console-tools include
rob at landley.net
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).
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
Never bet against the cheap plastic solution.
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