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[Bug 576518] New: Reconsider licence clause "or later"
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  • Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2010 14:25:47 +0000
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http://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=576518

http://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=576518#c0


Summary: Reconsider licence clause "or later"
Classification: openSUSE
Product: openSUSE 11.3
Version: Factory
Platform: All
OS/Version: All
Status: NEW
Severity: Normal
Priority: P5 - None
Component: YaST2
AssignedTo: bnc-team-screening@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
ReportedBy: Markus.Elfring@xxxxxx
QAContact: jsrain@xxxxxxxxxx
CC: jw@xxxxxxxxxx
Found By: ---
Blocker: ---


J├╝rgen Weigert mentioned in his talk "Legal Aspects of Distribution
Development" that the licence specification "or any later version" is an issue
for the SuSE/Novell legal team.
http://video.fosdem.org/2009/devrooms/opensuse/fosdem09_day1_09-legal.ogg
(Listen around 27:11 / 04:49:00)
http://license.opensuse.org/doc/Legal_Aspects_of_Distribution_Development_v4_conf2009.pdf
(page 12)

But the information "GPL v2 or later" appears in packages like for YaST
components so far.

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