[Pkg-crosswire-devel] SWORD licence is GPL v2 only

Daniel Glassey dglassey at gmail.com
Mon Jul 27 21:55:43 BST 2009

On Sun, Apr 19, 2009 at 7:46 AM, Jonathan Marsden<jmarsden at fastmail.fm> wrote:
> Peter von Kaehne wrote:
>> Jonathan Marsden wrote:
>>> and currently our packages claim that everything in the source
>>> tarball is GPL V2 or later.
>> If this is so, then this would be wrong. SWORD is GPL2 and not "or later"
> Confirmed.  debian/copyright in our sword-1.5.11-1 packages currently
> says (in part):
> Files: *
> Copyright: Copyright 1996-2009 CrossWire Bible Society
> License: GPL-2+
> and that plus sign means "any later version".  The SWORD code does not
> use "or any later version" language.  The debian/copyright file for
> 1.5.8-8 (from 2005) has the "any later version" in it, so this mistake
> has been there since well before the current packaging team existed.
> Good catch.  That is simple enough to fix (just remove that plus sign!).

Great catch. My fault. I assume I did a copy/paste of that text from a
similar package or something at one point when the way of doing
copyrights was changed and missed that change.


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