License Committee Report for July 2007

Wilson, Andrew andrew.wilson at
Tue Jul 31 22:09:29 UTC 2007

From: John Cowan wrote:

> You *may* strip the LGPLv3-specific permissions, but nothing requires
> you to do so.  Under clause 4 of the LGPLv3, you may instead
> the Combined Work under terms of your choice (with the same proviso).
> These terms will be the GPLv2 once again.  No license conflict.

How -- exactly -- do you propose to relicense the entire
Combined Work under GPLv2 if all you have is an LGPLv3
license for the library in question?  You are not allowed
to relicense any of the LGPLv3-covered portions, except to
remove any section 7 additional permissions.

Andy Wilson
Intel open source technology center

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