Backport to GPL2 was: Re: Need Help

Werner Koch wk at
Thu Apr 17 14:40:03 CEST 2008

On Wed, 16 Apr 2008 17:18, yaverot at said:

> Political solidarity, or "just following party line", are not sufficient
> justification to //some// people to move to move to a new (and to them
> possibly inferior) license. If a "stronger" reason was given on this

I can't see what problems a company may have with GnuPG under GPLv3+.
It is a standalone application and thus you won't get into license
problems like you may get with libraries.

There are really good reason to move to GPLv3+.  In particular it makes
it harder for free-riders to use GnuPG and don't allow any update as
required by the GPL.  Thus the GPLv3 closes a loophole more and more
used on embedded platforms and with appliances.



Die Gedanken sind frei.  Auschnahme regelt ein Bundeschgesetz.

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