[gnu.org #693634] GMP as dual-license GPLv2+/LGPLv3+?

Simon Josefsson simon at josefsson.org
Wed May 18 07:14:42 CEST 2011

"Karl Berry via RT" <licensing at fsf.org> writes:

> (Cc-ing gmp-devel.)

I'm not sure it made it there -- there wasn't any cc line in the e-mail
copy I got, and I can't find your post in the gmp-devel archive.  I'm
cc'ing this e-mail to gmp-devel to improve chances it arrives OK.

>     Simon> [the idea] is to switch gmp from lgplv3+ to gplv2+|lgplv3+,
>     so that gplv2-only applications can continue to use GnuTLS with GMP.
> As I was one of the people who drafted that idea with rms, I feel
> confident in saying that licensing change for gmp is fine --
> solo lgplv3+ to the dual gplv2+|lgplv3+.
>     I thought this was what this recent addition to the maintainers
>     manual was about?
>     http://www.gnu.org/prep/maintain/maintain.html#Licensing-of-GNU-Packages
> Exactly.

Thank you!

Torbjörn, is this the confirmation you were looking for?


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