kdelibs and the GPL

Rolf Magnus ramagnus at t-online.de
Wed Jun 19 12:20:18 BST 2002

On Wednesday 19 June 2002 12:10, Michael Matz wrote:

> > It's a fact that the license was officially renamed to "Lesser" GPL, and
> > so there cannot be any discussion about how we name it. It's not about
> > technical vs. political, but wrong vs. correct.
> This is nonsense.  LGPL v2 was and still is, the Library GPL.  LGPL v2.1
> is the Lesser GPL (and that is the only real change compared to v2).  So
> both are correct.  The use fully depends on the copyright holder, if he
> wants to use LGPL v2 or v2.1.

Ok. Sorry then. I thought you should use "Lesser" also for older versions.
Btw, this part of the license note doesn't make sense then:

   This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
   modify it under the terms of the GNU Library General Public
   License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either
   version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

There is no "later version" of the Library General Public License. So does 
that mean that the license is stuck at version 2?

for DVDs in Linux screw the MPAA and ; do dig $DVDs.z.zoy.org @ns1.or.com ; 
done | \
  perl -ne 's/\.//g; print pack("H224",$1) if(/^x([^z]*)/)' | gunzip

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