[vlc-devel] Fwd: GNU config (config.sub/guess) is now GPLv3 with additional permission
funman at videolan.org
Sun Jun 2 19:34:11 CEST 2013
Le 01/06/2013 11:15, Rémi Denis-Courmont a écrit :
> ---------- Message transmis ----------
> Sujet : GNU config (config.sub/guess) is now GPLv3 with additional permission
> Date : samedi 1 juin 2013, 00:44:00
> De : Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <hmh at hmh.eng.br>
> À : debian-devel-announce at lists.debian.org
> This is a notice to all packages that use GNU config (aka config.sub and
> config.guess) in their build systems.
> Upstream has changed the license to GPLv3. It has an additional
> permission to negate any "viral effects", but it only applies to
> packages that include a configuration script generated by GNU
> The new autotools-dev package, with the changed license, has been
> uploaded to Debian unstable a few minutes ago.
> If your package is GPLv3, this license change is not a problem.
> If your package uses GNU autoconf or GNU automake, this license change
> shouldn't have any further effects, as it explictly allows you to
> continue distributing your package under another license.
> The above covers the vast majority of packages, as it is very rare for
> any build system to need config.sub or config.guess and _not_ use GNU
Such an example of this rarity is x264
> Here is the new license text for config.sub and config.guess:
> This file is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
> under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
> the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or
> (at your option) any later version.
> This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
> WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
> MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU
> General Public License for more details.
> You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
> along with this program; if not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.
> As a special exception to the GNU General Public License, if you
> distribute this file as part of a program that contains a
> configuration script generated by Autoconf, you may include it under
> the same distribution terms that you use for the rest of that
> program. This Exception is an additional permission under section 7
> of the GNU General Public License, version 3 ("GPLv3").
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