[sword-devel] Releasing application under sword GNU public license

Maurits Obbink lists at obbink.org
Wed Sep 19 05:38:46 MST 2007

Mmital & others,

I saw that you released it under version 3 or later of the GPL license.
Any reaon to go with version 3 and not the still more common version 2
or later. (version 3 was just introduced this summer)
(This is not a compaint just a reason for thinking about it, since
you're the author it's your call.)

Others, does this post anywhere a problem since the rest of the Sword
software is version 2 or later? e.g. backporting/ incorporating mmital
software in our other software.


Maurits Obbink.

P.S. Mmital thnx for your work.

Eeli Kaikkonen wrote:
> On Wed, 19 Sep 2007, jonathon wrote:
>> The GPL requires one to make source code available to people who have
>> your program, when/if they request it.
> Wrong. GPL v. 2 (which we use) says (in my own words) in section 3: a)
> accompany the binary with the source, b) accompany it with written offer
> to give the source code to ANY PARTY.
>> There is no obligation to provide source code to people who don't have
>> your software.
> That is not true, see above.
>> There is no obligation to provide source code to
>> people when they obtain your software.
> True, but then you must explicitly give the written offer.
>   Yours,
> 	Eeli Kaikkonen (Mr.), Oulu, Finland
> 	e-mail: eekaikko at mailx.studentx.oulux.fix (with no x)

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