"OBATA Akio" <obache%netbsd.org@localhost> writes: > On Sat, 20 Apr 2013 18:19:36 +0900, David Sainty <dave%dtsp.co.nz@localhost> > wrote: > >> I'm not a big fan of the by-licence selection though, given that it >> essentially defaults to the less-maintained version, and it's >> extending the licence functionality to new ground - elsewhere >> licensing settings don't change the package set on the machine, but >> here they do. That could be seen as abuse. I agree with this concern. My inclination is to keep the choice about what belongs in DEFAULT_ACCEPTABLE separate from which version is preferred, at least in the case of Free licenses that board@ has asked not be in DEFAULT_ACCEPTABLE. Right now these versions are close, but I suspect as time goes on the GPL3 version will become crufty. I'd rather have users building from source have to choose before proceeding. I think a key question is if we can have a binary metapackage which can be satisfied with either 9.06 or 9.07+, and have binary packages of both implementations available. Handling binaries (and not installing and running them) of AGPL code does not pose more concerns than (regular) GPL. > Latest GNU Gnostscript (!= GPL Ghostscript, forked one) is 9.06 and > GPLv3. But I'm not sure the next GNU Ghostscript release will also be > changed to AGPL or not though... Why do you say fork? It seems ghostscript has been published by the same entity for a long time, and the AGPL version is the most recent version published by that entity. From https://www.gnu.org/software/ghostscript/ The original Ghostscript program is maintained by a group of developers from Artifex Software Inc. Henry Stiles and Ray Johnston are the main developers. GNU Ghostscript is maintained by a team of GNU programmers. The GNU version of the software is a distribution of the Ghostscript project from Artifex Software. This seems to be a simple case of license change by the authors, and I don't see any evidence of fork. It looks like the gnu.org download site just hasn't caught up. Looking at the diff from 9.06 to 9.07, the license change is obvious, and then there are a lot of changes that look like normal version-to-version changes and improvements (actually the changes look larger in quantity but similar in kind to what one would expect).
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