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Re: Spec license

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 03 Feb 2009 14:01:38 -0800
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <7AAC5583-1DD4-4C93-861E-4D5F095B435C@apple.com>
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>

On Feb 3, 2009, at 8:40 AM, Sam Ruby wrote:

> Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>> I should also note that WebKit uses LGPL v2.1, not v3, and Mozilla  
>> uses v2.1 "or any higher version".
> I'm not sure whether you intended to contrast these two, but I see  
> the following text "version 2 of the License, or (at your option)  
> any later version." on the following page:
> http://webkit.org/coding/lgpl-license.html
> I'm not sure it really matters, but is there any way you can confirm  
> whether WebKit is intended to be v2.1 *only* or v2.1 or later?

Most files that I spot checked say v2 or later, but we do not want the  
project to become LGPL v3 only, so we don't accept code under LGPL v3  
(or licenses that would only be compatible with v3 but not earlier  

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