Bug#823561: zynaddsubfx: License should be GPL-2+

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Fri May 6 00:10:58 UTC 2016

Quoting Javier Serrano Polo (2016-05-06 01:15:11)
> According to 
> https://github.com/LMMS/lmms/issues/2752#issuecomment-217043740 , it 
> looks like the license should be GPL-2+ despite what individual files 
> say.

I am not a lawyer.

That conversation lack any proof of copyright and/or licensing having 
changed from what is explicitly stated in headers of sourcecode.  Only 
the copyright holder can relicense beyond the scope of a previous 
license, so stating that the project as a whole is licensed GPL-3+ when 
some parts of the project is GPL-2 is not possible without the consent 
of copyright holders.

I have posted a comment to the referenced upstream bugreport, to try 
steer the discussion away from "Debian view on things" an instead look 
at actual statements in code.

 - Jonas

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