steven Mitchell writes:
It says that XEmacs is released under the GPLv2 or
later at my option.
Thanks for the heads up. This is not an urgent problem, but I've put
it on the tracker, issue824.
That reference to "XEmacs" is inaccurate, and probably should be
fixed. I think it should refer to the "XEmacs Package System" or some
such. As far as I know it has no dependency (even optional) on XEmacs
21.5, and is not distributed with XEmacs 21.5, so there is no
requirement that it be GPLv3.
I might be wrong, but I thought that now that the whole of XEmacs
is released under GPL v3, It could not be re-released under the GPL
That's also inaccurate. *XEmacs* is not released under GPLv3, a
specific set of *versions of the XEmacs codebase* has been released
under GPLv3. *Anybody* can always fork from a GPLv2 version and
release new GPLv2 versions. In fact, I'm pretty sure we'll release at
least one more XEmacs 21.4, and that will be under GPLv2.
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