[ditz-talk] licensing

Jan Klepek jan.klepek at brandforge.sk
Wed Sep 30 13:01:27 EDT 2009

On Wed, 2009-09-30 at 09:39 -0700, William Morgan wrote:
> Reformatted excerpts from Jan Klepek's message of 2009-09-27:
> > unfortunately not :/ 
> > in trollop.rb:
> > ## License::   GNU GPL version 2
> > and GPLv3(and later) is not compatible with GPLv2.
> > 
> > If it is possible to add explicit clause for Trollop, it would be great
> > and help to get ditz into Fedora. Could you please let me know where I
> > could later find this clause?
> I'm about to release a new version of Trollop, and I'm happy to add such
> a clause.
> However, the *actual* license of Trollop, despite what trollop.rb says,
> is what's in the README.txt: "Trollop is distributed under the same
> terms as Ruby". Ruby is distributed under GPL v2 *or* a bunch of special
> clauses: http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/LICENSE.txt.
> So based on whether that license is acceptable to GPLv3 or not, I will
> update the readme to have an explicit clause for ditz or not. And either
> way, I will update trollop.rb to match the readme.
> Hope I'm not being overly difficult. :)


Thanks, that is great.
The issue is not in trollop (licensing of trollop is ok). The clause
will be needed in ditz, as ditz is requiring trollop. As ditz needs to
say "I approve linking/requiring of myself with Trollop" or something
like that. I have probably wrote it wrong way, sorry for confusion :/ 


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