[Fsf-friends] GPL2 - GPL3

Praveen A pravi.a@[EMAIL-PROTECTED]
Tue Jul 10 20:36:58 IST 2007

2007/7/10, Mani A <a.mani.cms at gmail.com>:
> That is ok. I should have added that that version A contains GPL V2
> only code that is from elsewhere.

If they can make that code GPL  v3 then what is the issue about
updates? If you want to have the code available in both the branches
then you can dual license it so that it can be used in both v2 and v3
branch. Before accepting any changes to v2 branch this condition can
be set.

> >
> > I don't think it is a big issue, if you can make a v2 to v3 transition
> > from A to B, then why not the patches?
> It seems that is a problem. Back porting anything from B to A  would
> be providing for treacherous computing possibly.

I don't understand what is your concern. Can you elaborate a bit?
There isn't anything new, even if only package B is maintained those
who want to use to treacherous computing can use version B (only thing
they have to maintain it for themselves).

> So in this kind of
> situation it makes sense to stop maintaining version A. If a patch is
> considered for version A and that is relevant for version B, then it
> should be released for version B alone.

As long as it is available in version B why bother about version A?

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