GMP license problem, anyone?

Patrick Pelissier patrick.pelissier at
Thu May 29 08:16:32 CEST 2008

> Some months ago now, at a conference, the license issue was brought
> up. Because SAGE makes use of numerous packages, some of which are GPL
> v2+ it cannot change to GPL v3+ and numerous members of the SAGE
> community appear to be against doing that on principal anyway. I have
> to admit I am also such a person. FLINT will always remain GPL v2+ and
> so cannot ever use future versions of GMP if they remain LGLP v3+.
> This leaves me with few options.


 I don't understand the issue.
 If FLINT if GPLv2+, it can link either with GMP LGPL v2+ or with GMP LGPL v3+.
 See the compatibility matrix:
 The problem is only for "GPLv2 only" projects.

  Patrick Pélissier

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