[Maxima] [Maxima-commits] CVS: maxima/share/contrib solve_rat_ineq.mac, NONE, 1.1
al at beshenov.ru
Thu Jun 5 15:29:31 CDT 2008
On Thursday 05 June 2008 22:52, you wrote:
>> As for the discussion on licensing, we've concluded that Maxima is
>> "GPLv2 or later" (so it is compatible with GPLv3 code).
> We haven't concluded any such thing. I know I haven't.
> Bill Schelter's own statements about the license do not refer to
> any license version. The actual license he included is GPL v2.
> However (as it was pointed out to me) the license itself states that
> if no license revision is specified, then the user may assume
> any version.
> I conclude from all this that the Maxima license is therefore GPL v1+.
> Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer.
I'm sorry. The correct statement would be "licensees can choose any version",
not "GPLv2 or later"; you're right. I've said "v2 or later" because GPLv1 is
totally obsolete (v2 was published in 1991).
>> So I think that the proper header (if you're agree with GPLv3 terms)
>> should look like this:
> In the interest of making it possible to later merge share code into src,
> which I see no reason to rule out, my advice to license stuff in share
> the same as for Maxima as a whole, namely GPL with no version specified.
So contributors should say something like
"This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation."
Anyway, my proposal was to use correct copyright notes, I'm not insist or
advise a specific license.
Alexey Beshenov <al at beshenov.ru>
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