Need Help

Werner Koch wk at
Thu Apr 17 14:47:27 CEST 2008

On Tue, 15 Apr 2008 20:03, email at said:

> Although it might not be necessary to backport 1.4.9's changes to 1.4.7,
> nobody can guarantee that there won't be a 1.4.10 that fixes a
> vulnerability which exists since 1.4.7.

Well as long as we maintain these versions we will provide the fixes in
a way that it does not affec the license.  In most cases this is a
fair-use case.

For old versions you are of our own but the GPL allows you to change the
code as you like.  Note that - in contrast to small bug fixes -
backporting large parts of a 1.4.8 etc to 1.4.7 will also copy the GPLv3
and thus effectivly putting the 1.4.7 under the GPLv3.



Die Gedanken sind frei.  Auschnahme regelt ein Bundeschgesetz.

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