[mkgmap-dev] License issue in mkgmap & splitter source: GPL-2 (v2 only) incompatible with GPL-3 (v3 only)From Sebastiaan Couwenberg sebastic at xs4all.nl on Sat Sep 2 11:31:57 BST 2017
Hi Steve, On 07/01/2017 02:29 PM, Sebastiaan Couwenberg wrote: > Several source files are licensed under the GPL-2 which is incompatible > with GPL-3 source in splitter. > > To combine GPL-2 code with GPL-3 code, the GPL-2 code needs to be > license under the GPL-2+ (v2 or later), or dual-licensed under the GPL-2 > (v2 only) or GPL-3 (v3 only). > > The mkgmap source files in question: > > src/uk/me/parabola/mkgmap/filters/MustSplitException.java > src/uk/me/parabola/mkgmap/reader/MapReader.java > > The splitter source files in question: > > src/uk/me/parabola/splitter/tools/BitReader.java > src/uk/me/parabola/splitter/tools/BitWriter.java > test/func/ArgsTest.java > test/func/Base.java > test/func/SolverAndProblemGeneratorTest.java > test/func/lib/Args.java > test/func/lib/Outputs.java > test/func/lib/TestUtils.java > test/uk/me/parabola/splitter/tools/TestBitReader.java > > Steve & Gerd, can you relicense the code to GPL-2+ (v2 or later) or dual > license those files as GPL-2 (v2 only) or GPL-3 (v3 only)? > > This issue prevents the update of the mkgmap packages in Debian. > >  https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#AllCompatibility The license issue still persists in the mkgmap & splitter source. Mostly in files for which you are the primary author. Can your relicense the GPL-2 (v2 only) and GPL-3 (v3 only) sources to allow both licenses? Mixing GPL-3 (v3 only) sources in a project with GPL-2 (v2 only) sources is not possible, and makes the work unredistributable. If this issue persist I'm forced to remove the mkgmap & splitter packages from Debian & Ubuntu which is not in the interest of our users. Kind Regards, Bas -- GPG Key ID: 4096R/6750F10AE88D4AF1 Fingerprint: 8182 DE41 7056 408D 6146 50D1 6750 F10A E88D 4AF1
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