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authorEric Wong <normalperson@yhbt.net>2013-10-26 07:05:10 +0000
committerEric Wong <normalperson@yhbt.net>2013-10-26 07:43:22 +0000
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treefa1d9235df9fbe83fabd4c96ad09ab31595cc20a /LICENSE
parentd9c0db79e9eef9839aaada1be1105b3ff8ceae5c (diff)
There is currently no GPLv4, so this change has no effect at the

In case the GPLv4 arrives and I am not alive to approve/review it,
the lesser of evils is have give blanket approval of all future GPL
versions (as published by the FSF).  The worse evil is to be stuck
with a license which cannot guarantee the Free-ness of this project
in the future.

This unfortunately means the FSF can theoretically come out with
license terms I do not agree with, but the GPLv2 and GPLv3 will
always be an option to all users.
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@@ -3,15 +3,18 @@ revision control for names and email addresses of all of them.
 You can redistribute it and/or modify it under either the terms of the
 GNU General Public License (GPL) as published by the Free Software
-Foundation (FSF), version {3.0}[http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.txt]
-or version {2.0}[http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.txt]
-or the Ruby-specific license terms (see below).
+Foundation (FSF), either version 2 of the License, or (at your option)
+any later version.  We currently prefer the GPLv3 or later for
+derivative works, but the GPLv2 is fine.
-The unicorn project leader (Eric Wong) reserves the right to add future
-versions of the GPL (and no other licenses) as published by the FSF to
-the licensing terms.
+The complete texts of the GPLv2 and GPLv3 are below:
+GPLv2 - http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.txt
+GPLv3 - http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.txt
-=== Ruby-specific terms (if you're not using the GPLv2 or GPLv3)
+You may (against our _preference_) also use the Ruby 1.8 license terms
+which we inherited from the original Mongrel project when we forked it:
+=== Ruby 1.8-specific terms (if you're not using the GPL)
   1. You may make and give away verbatim copies of the source form of the
      software without restriction, provided that you duplicate all of the