okay, I see no problem to change to GPL-2+ for sources written by me, but if
that also means we need permissions from authors who did not post anything
years you can probably forget this. A quick check in mkgmap sources shows
297 java sources with
GPL-3 or GPL-2+ licence and 273 with GPL-2 only. Most of the latter (236)
are from Steve Ratcliffe or have no copyright section.
Still a few show (inactive) copyright holders :
Copyright 2009 Toby Speight
Copyright (C) 2010 Jeffrey C. Ollie
Copyright 2009 Clinton Gladstone
Copyright (C) 2009 Christian Gawron
Sebastiaan Couwenberg wrote
> Hi Gerd,
> On 07/27/2017 09:07 AM, Gerd Petermann wrote:
>> I am not sure what to do here. The splitter sources in question are
>> copies or modified copies of sources in mkgmap.
>> Why do they cause problems in splitter, but not in mkgmap?
> They are problematic in mkgmap too, they have simply not been noticed
> there before.
>> The source
>> was changed recently but the copyright info is very old. Why does it
>> cause problems now?
> Because the new file in splitted showed up in my license & copyright
> review for the changes since SVN r548 (the previous revision in Debian).
> Ideally all the files in mkgmap and splitter are relicensed to GPL-2+
> (v2 or later) to have the most widest license compatibility. Only the
> copyright holders can change the license, so this is something you,
> Steve and the other copyright holders need to consent to.
> Kind Regards,
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