Subject: Bug#436105: suggestion to add GPL-1 as a common licence
Date: Sunday 5th August 2007 13:34:37 UTC (over 10 years ago)
Package: base-files Version: 4.0.0 Severity: wishlist There are still many packages that mention the GPL version 1 in their copyright file (around 350). Many Perl packages, but also Perl itself and widespread things like sed, joe, cvs, dict... There are also countless packages that are under the GPL without mentioning the version at all (more than 2,000 but I was unable to get a precise number), they should therefore be considered "version 1 or above". This is why I believe it wouldn't hurt to ship the GPL-1 with base-files, even if most people are going to use "any later version". It can be found here: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/gpl-1.0.txt -- Sam.