Updating from LGPL 2 to LGPL 3

John Moser john.r.moser at gmail.com
Sat Aug 7 13:57:25 UTC 2010

Are you a maintainer of the package or an actual code contributor for the

Raising the license seems silly if you're not a core dev or significant
contributor.  *GPL3 were driven by politics and contain language not well
tested in court (particularly, the completely ineffective patent language);
so a third-party relicense of someone else's code would seem political and

On Aug 7, 2010 8:24 AM, "Francesco Fumanti" <francesco.fumanti at gmx.net>


I was indeed aware that by raising the license of files that did not change,
there would later be two different license versions for a same file; that
was also what made me wonder whether it is allowed to raise it.

As the LGPL 2 license included the "or later" and the copyright holder
agrees with the change, I am going to also raise the license of the files
that did not change.

Many thanks for your help,


On 08/07/2010 01:15 PM, Siegfried-Angel Gevatter Pujals wrote: > 2010/8/7
Francesco Fumanti<france...

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