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bug #52636: For GPL-like: change identifiers from GPL-X.Y to GPL-X.Y+; define new "-only" variants

Submitter:  Adonay Felipe Nogueira <adfeno>
Submitted:  Mon 11 Dec 2017 02:15:30 AM UTC
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  In Progress
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open
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Wed 01 Jan 2020 12:30:09 PM UTC, comment #3: 

I was going to ask for this issue to be closed due to my own absense of reply and (up until now) impossibility to remember how to reproduce or find this issue. However, I just found that the issue still exists at least in tree/path 525e3a562348813ca11a135cbc640825579af709 (which is current master as of version 7.20.1), for that see the following files (this is not an exhaustive list):

  • license_definitions.js
  • licenses.json

As a further note (and for that you can set this issue as invalid if you want to, or change the title), SPDX recently updated how they deal with GPL and its family of licenses, so now one has to specially set/write "GPL-X.Y-only" or "GPL-X.Y-or-later", so making "GPL-X.Y" and "GPL-X.Y+" invalid or to be superseded.

Adonay Felipe Nogueira <adfeno>
Fri 01 Jun 2018 09:04:45 PM UTC, comment #2: 

The license identifier list is being updated.

Ruben Rodriguez <rubenquidam>
Group administrator
Fri 23 Feb 2018 03:56:54 AM UTC, comment #1: 

note that libreJS v0.7 is a nearly total re-write; so this issue very likely refers to only one of them

can you specify which version of libreJS this behavior applies to?

if this behavior is seen using libreJS v0.6, could you try libreJS v0.7 on a firefox derivative >= v57 to see if the same issue still exists?

bill-auger <bill_auger>
Group Member
Mon 11 Dec 2017 02:15:30 AM UTC, original submission:  

Currently, the identifiers for GNU GPL (and also for AGPL and LGPL) assume that the copyright holder will only use the "-only" versions of the licenses, however, the licenseFragments say otherwise (that is: they currently match the "-or-later" variants).

One must also note that according to SPDX, "+" is now an operator, not part of the license identity.

As for the licenseFragments matching, one way to use the same license entry would be to allow the fragments to carry JavaScript regular expression patterns and use something similar to this:

/Free\s+Software\s+Foundation(,\s+either\s+version\s+3\s+of\s+the\s+license,\s+or\s+\(at\s+your\s+option\)\s+any\s+later\+version\.|,\s+version\s+3\s+of\s+the\s+license\.)/.exec("Free Software Foundation, version 3 of the license.");

Adonay Felipe Nogueira <adfeno>


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