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Mon Feb 7 16:24:21 GMT 2011
for openSUSE build I was asked to clearify license:
> The merkaartor has a mix of licenses which makes it difficult to
> determine what the license of the actual resulting binary should be. The
> LICENSE file for the package contains a copy of the GPLv2. There are
> various indications in the package that the package is GPLv2+ licensed.
> The spec file for the package is far too general. It just states 'GPL'.
> There are also indications in the package that there are GPLv3 files
> (see plugins/background/MCadastreFranceBackground) and GPLv2 "only" (see
> merkaartor-0.17.0/src/Main.cpp where the license is displayed as:
> fprintf(stdout, "This program is licensed under the GNU Public License
So please could you tell me what version of GPL is used?
I would suggest GPLv2+, as this is probably the most generic one. In case
there is really V3 code included, then V3 is minimum. V3 and V2 only would
be illegal BTW, so I hope there is not really V2 only code.
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