licensing: GPLv2, v3, and Apache

Asheesh Laroia asheesh at
Fri Dec 28 11:35:40 EST 2007

On Fri, 28 Dec 2007, ffm wrote:

> Apache or GPLv2 is fine. Anything that is GPL-compatable will be acceptable.

Just to be clear, the Apache License v2 is only compatible with GPLv3:

  Apache License, Version 2.0

     This is a free software license, compatible with version 3 of the GPL.

     Please note that this license is not compatible with GPL version 2,
     because it has some requirements that are not in the older version.
     These include certain patent termination and indemnification

This is a trivial and largely unimportant nitpick.

-- Asheesh.

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