[Box Backup] Box Backup licensing

Martin Ebourne lists at ebourne.me.uk
Fri Jan 22 09:00:51 GMT 2010


On Fri, 2010-01-22 at 09:16 +0100, Chris Wilson wrote:
> Hi Martin,
> 
> On Fri, 22 Jan 2010, Martin Ebourne wrote:
> > On Fri, 2010-01-22 at 09:00 +0100, Chris Wilson wrote:
> >>
> >> Regarding GPL version: Sorry for not thinking about this earlier. While 
> >> I would consider GPLv3, I'd prefer not to make it incompatible with 
> >> GPLv2 projects, including Boxi, so I'm going with GPLv2 for now.
> >
> > I would suggest the GPL v2 or later standard wording, rather than GPL v2 
> > only. This would make later re-licensing to GPL v3 easier if the 
> > maintainers desired. It also gives wider compatibility if combining code 
> > with other open source projects.
> 
> Sorry, yes, it was my intention to allow use under later versions. I 
> thought that the option to use a later version was an integral part of the 
> GPLv2 :)

Unless you're Linus Torvalds of course :)

Cheers,
Martin




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