[150207] trunk/dports/perl/p5-net-cidr-lite/Portfile

Daniel J. Luke dluke at geeklair.net
Thu Jul 14 08:07:44 PDT 2016

On Jul 14, 2016, at 4:23 AM, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at macports.org> wrote:
> On Jul 13, 2016, at 8:43 AM, Daniel J. Luke wrote:
>> On Jul 13, 2016, at 9:36 AM, mf2k at macports.org wrote:
>>> Or does simply stating “GPL” cover that already and that is why it has always been that way?
>> 'GPL' by itself means 'any version of the GPL'
>> From https://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/old-licenses.html#GPL there appears to be no version of the GPL before version 1, so GPL and GPL-1+ are equivalent.
> Yes, we've been using "GPL" to mean "any version of GPL". However, it also introduces some confusion when we're not sure whether the author meant "any version of GPL" or "GPL but I didn't bother to check what version". We might want to think about whether we should change how we do this. If we wrote "GPL-1+" when we meant "any version of GPL" that confusion would be avoided.

I don't think it's useful to define a status for "it's unclear which version of a license this falls under". (what kind of decisions would we make based on that data?)

In cases where it's ambiguous, it's a good idea for the maintainer to reach out to the author for clarification.

Daniel J. Luke

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