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Re: GPLv3

On Jul  1 08:16, Eric Blake wrote:
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> According to Brian Dessent on 6/30/2007 10:12 PM:
> >> So, what is the consensus - am I allowed to upload tar 1.18, or is cygwin
> >> forevermore stuck at tar 1.17 as the last GPLv2 release, because of the
> >> fact that building an image of tar 1.18 linked against cygwin1.dll
> >> constitutes a license violation?
> > 
> > Remember that the Cygwin license includes an OSI exemption, so as long
> > as GPLv3 is eventually OSI certified (as if...) it's fine on the Cygwin
> > side.  I don't know about the other direction though.
> Thanks for the reminder about the exception clause.  Since packaging tar
> 1.18 does not modify the sources to cygwin1.dll, I agree that the GPLv2
> exception offered by cygwin is applicable here.  I don't think GPLv3 will
> have any problem achieving OSI exemption, so I went ahead and uploaded tar
> 1.18.

It's still an interesting point since the GPLv3 linked against a GPLv2
lib with excemption.  I'll try to get legal advice about Cygwin and the


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