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Re: [PROPOSAL] Two identical Subversion License files

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_google.com>
Date: 2006-09-18 18:57:30 CEST

Lieven Govaerts <svnlgo@mobsol.be> writes:
> Karl Fogel wrote:
>> But for license-1.html, it's every source file in our repository, and
>> a bunch of other files as well :-). I think the best strategy would
>> be to fix up the above three first, in a separate commit, and then do
>> a third commit taking care of all the license-1.html instances
>> (that'll be a non-trivial amount of work, though, if you don't have
>> time I don't think it's urgent).
> I noticed this weekend that the Windows installer refers to the
> license-1.html file like this:
> "This is version 1 of this license. It is also available online at
> http://subversion.tigris.org/license-1.html. If newer versions of
> this license are posted there (the same URL, but with the version
> number incremented: .../license-2.html, .../license-3.html, and so
> on), you may use a newer version instead, at your option. "
> There probably was a reason why the filename included the version, is
> that reason gone now? If a new version of the license is released,
> users of a previous version of Subversion still have the option to
> comply to the old version, not to the new. If I understood correctly,
> in your current proposal we will automatically update the license file
> to the latest version?

I hadn't noticed that language, thank you for catching it.

Bhuvan, I think we'd better hold off on the license-1.html part of
this change; fixing up the project_license.html situation is still
good, but it should just point to license-1.html now.

Can you check with CollabNet's lawyer to see whether we need to
maintain the numbering scheme? If not, then we can do your full


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Received on Mon Sep 18 18:58:08 2006

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