GPL and LGPL not acceptable for Fedora!
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Got your attention? Good. GPL and LGPL are NOT acceptable License tags for Fedora. You cannot simply use "GPL" or "LGPL" as a license tag anymore. You have to use one of the following tags: GPL+, GPLv2, GPLv2+, GPLv3, GPLv3+, LGPLv2, LGPLv2+, LGPLv3, LGPLv3+ GPL+: If there is no version specified anywhere, and it only says GPL, then it is GPL+. It is also GPL+ if the code is licensed as "GPL version 1 or later". GPLv2: If the code only says "version 2 of the License." and does NOT say "or later version", then it is GPLv2 only. GPLv2+: If the code is GPL v2 and it says "either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.", then it is GPLv2 or later. GPLv3: Same as GPLv2 only, except, GPLv3 only. GPLv3+: Same as GPLv2 or later, except GPLv3 or later. LGPLv2+: If there is no version specified anywhere, and it only says LGPL, then it is LGPLv2+. Also, use this tag if it is LGPL v2 (or 2.1) and it says "or (at your option) any later version." in the code. LGPLv2: If the code only says "version 2 (or 2.1) of the License." and does NOT say "or later version", then it is LGPLv2 only. LGPLv3: Same as LGPLv2 only, except LGPLv3 only. LGPLv3+: Same as LGPLv2 or later, except LGPLv3 or later. NOTE: Don't trust COPYING. Look at the source code itself. Please, please, please do this. Take a minute and go through your packages and correct the specs so that they are using the new License tagging schema. Thanks in advance, ~spot -- Fedora-maintainers mailing list Fedora-maintainers@xxxxxxxxxx https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-maintainers -- Fedora-maintainers-readonly mailing list Fedora-maintainers-readonly@xxxxxxxxxx https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-maintainers-readonly
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