[mkgmap-dev] License issue in mkgmap & splitter source: GPL-2 (v2 only) incompatible with GPL-3 (v3 only)From Gerd Petermann gpetermann_muenchen at hotmail.com on Sun Aug 6 07:41:52 BST 2017
Hi Bas, okay, I see no problem to change to GPL-2+ for sources written by me, but if that also means we need permissions from authors who did not post anything since many years you can probably forget this. A quick check in mkgmap sources shows 297 java sources with GPL-3 or GPL-2+ licence and 273 with GPL-2 only. Most of the latter (236) are from Steve Ratcliffe or have no copyright section. Still a few show (inactive) copyright holders : Copyright 2009 Toby Speight Copyright (C) 2010 Jeffrey C. Ollie Copyright 2009 Clinton Gladstone Copyright (C) 2009 Christian Gawron Gerd Sebastiaan Couwenberg wrote > Hi Gerd, > > On 07/27/2017 09:07 AM, Gerd Petermann wrote: >> I am not sure what to do here. The splitter sources in question are >> copies or modified copies of sources in mkgmap. >> Why do they cause problems in splitter, but not in mkgmap? > > They are problematic in mkgmap too, they have simply not been noticed > there before. > >> The source >> src/uk/me/parabola/mkgmap/reader/MapReader.java >> was changed recently but the copyright info is very old. Why does it >> cause problems now? > > Because the new file in splitted showed up in my license & copyright > review for the changes since SVN r548 (the previous revision in Debian). > > Ideally all the files in mkgmap and splitter are relicensed to GPL-2+ > (v2 or later) to have the most widest license compatibility. Only the > copyright holders can change the license, so this is something you, > Steve and the other copyright holders need to consent to. > > Kind Regards, > > Bas > > -- > GPG Key ID: 4096R/6750F10AE88D4AF1 > Fingerprint: 8182 DE41 7056 408D 6146 50D1 6750 F10A E88D 4AF1 > _______________________________________________ > mkgmap-dev mailing list > mkgmap-dev at .org > http://www.mkgmap.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/mkgmap-dev -- View this message in context: http://gis.19327.n8.nabble.com/License-issue-in-mkgmap-splitter-source-GPL-2-v2-only-incompatible-with-GPL-3-v3-only-tp5898627p5900356.html Sent from the Mkgmap Development mailing list archive at Nabble.com.
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