LGPLv3 and GPLv2 incompatibility
matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Thu Aug 2 02:30:16 UTC 2007
Wilson, Andrew wrote:
> David Woolley wrote:
>> Wilson, Andrew wrote:
>>> allowing a GPLv2/LPGLv3 combined work by allowing such a
>>> combined work to be governed by GPLv2's copyleft under LGPLv3.
>> Which would allow trivial downgrading any V3 licensed code by adding
>> code with no real purpose other than to benefit from the proposed
>> special case.
> This is quite correct.
> Two points:
> 1) There is a great deal of GPLv2 code in the world. As 'special cases'
> go, this one is extremely likely to occur in practice.
I wouldn't say there is a great deal of GPLv2-only code in the world. I
can think of only a few significant programs with that license.
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