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

Chris Little chrislit at crosswire.org
Wed Sep 19 12:07:48 MST 2007

Troy A. Griffitts wrote:
> Manu Mital wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I can change that to Version 2 if you like. Either case is okay with me. 
>> Thanks,
> Either way, just to clarify, SWORD is licensed under version 2.  We do 
> not add the common "or later" clause.  It seems odd to me that so many 
> projects effectively give GNU the right to license their software under 
> whatever future terms they want.  3 is still fairly controversial and 
> we've been happy with 2 for many years, so for now we're still version 2 
> (if that helps any).

Since GPL2 and GPL3 are not compatible, anything built off of Sword 
would have to be GPL2.


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