[Fsf-friends] List of 'Non GPLv3' softwares in gnu.org

Maxin John maxinbjohn at rediffmail.com
Thu Dec 18 15:21:27 IST 2008


 The below listed packages are some of the widely used GNU/Linux Free 
Softwares hosted in gnu.org. 

Package   License  URL

bash      gplv2    http://www.gnu.org/software/bash/ 
diffutils gplv2    http://www.gnu.org/software/diffutils/
gdbm	  gplv2	   http://www.gnu.org/software/gdbm/
libtool   gplv2    http://www.gnu.org/software/libtool/
ncurses   MIT 	   http://www.gnu.org/software/ncurses/
time      gplv2    ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/time/
bc        gplv2    http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/bc/
dejagnu   gplv2    http://www.gnu.org/software/dejagnu/
gperf	  gplv2    http://www.gnu.org/software/gperf/
make      gplv2    http://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/make/

 The common nature of these packages are:  
a) Free Softwares hosted in gnu.org 
b) All are non GPLv3

While we are fighting to make GNU/Linux kernel and other softwares to 
be under GPLv3, why we are forgetting these packages as these packages 
are hosted in gnu.org itself ?

I think , it will be better for use to use a page in any of the open 
wikis to track these programs (the above given list is not complete) 
and complete the conversion to GPLv3 on a priority basis for these 
Hmm.. I don't think we can do something to a package like ncurses 
which is distributed under MIT License.

Thanks and Regards,
Maxin B. John

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