Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
Andreas Roehler writes:
> Might it be possible to switch all files with "or later" remark to v3
Sure. Then we have remove all the files that don't have it from any
distribution of v3 (or later) files.
Please face the fact: the GPL is based on a fundamental stance of
mistrust of current society as a whole.
Thank you spelling out that so clearly.
IMHO thats not just with GPL, thats the way our western politics treats people.
It is not designed to make
development of free software easier, it is designed to make
development of proprietary software harder.
So far it fits well into the real world, however opposed to freedom,
as legalizing misses all notion of it.
Expensive paperwork and
collateral damage to related free software projects is "sad but
necessary" in the view of the FSF and other proponents of copyleft.
AFAIU discussed restrictions of GPL only take effect when distributing or linking code.
Not, if you keep v2 and v3 code side by side in an repository.
So can we make up a purely developing-repo, where the work with v3 might be done as
far as possible?
I could try to set up a git-clone with that purpose, if the hg-repo shouldn't be
the appropriate place for it.
(I'm interested at an git-repo by itself, as at the long run it looks the most
However, yes, it needs some days of study, whilst hg and bazaar are considerably easier to
OTOH two or three days shouldn't count, should be justified with the background of a
delivering much more capabilities. And sure, bazaar is a great thing too already, whilst
most simple with this merit of its own for a larger community.)
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