GPL2+ or GPLv2 license?

Asked by Elisabeth on 2012-11-08

Is the ROHC code published under GPLv2 or GPL2+? If the latter as indicated in the overview text , where can the licence text be found? At gnu.org there are only licence texts available for GPLv1, GPLv2 and GPLv3.

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Didier Barvaux
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Hello Elisabeth,

> Is the ROHC code published under GPLv2 or GPL2+? If the latter as
> indicated in the overview text , where can the licence text be found?
> At gnu.org there are only licence texts available for GPLv1, GPLv2 and GPLv3.

The license is GPL2+. The term "GPL2+" stands for "GNU General Public
License (GPL) either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later
version."

It means that you can choose any version of the GPL license greater or equal
than 2. Currently only version 2 and version 3.

The text of the GPLv2 and GPLv3 licenses are available on gnu.org. The text of the
GPLv2 license is also available in the sources:
http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~didier-barvaux/rohc/main/view/head:/COPYING

Regards,
Didier

Elisabeth (elilof) said : #2

Thanks Didier Barvaux, that solved my question.

steve smoot (smoot-0) said : #3

Having just spent 20 min on google trying to learn what gplv2+ means, I'd suggest on the page where you say 2+ you add "(GPLv2 or later)"
I dont know if its an uncommon term, or if search engines just ignore the + character so you cant find anything about it (even with quotes).

> Having just spent 20 min on google trying to learn what gplv2+ means,
> I'd suggest on the page where you say 2+ you add "(GPLv2 or later)"
> I dont know if its an uncommon term, or if search engines just ignore
> the + character so you cant find anything about it (even with quotes).

I thought that the term GPLv2+ was quite common. I changed it to avoid any possible confusion.

Regards,
Didier

steve smoot (smoot-0) said : #5

Thanks! (I dont know, if it is common, then it's the search engine issue;
I'm not debating license terms enough to know what is common myself.)
Appreciated!
-s

On Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 1:35 PM, Didier Barvaux <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> Question #213695 on rohc changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/rohc/+question/213695
>
> Didier Barvaux posted a new comment:
> > Having just spent 20 min on google trying to learn what gplv2+ means,
> > I'd suggest on the page where you say 2+ you add "(GPLv2 or later)"
> > I dont know if its an uncommon term, or if search engines just ignore
> > the + character so you cant find anything about it (even with quotes).
>
> I thought that the term GPLv2+ was quite common. I changed it to avoid
> any possible confusion.
>
> Regards,
> Didier
>
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