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www/licenses gpl-howto.html

From: Richard M. Stallman
Subject: www/licenses gpl-howto.html
Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2017 06:58:16 -0400 (EDT)

CVSROOT:        /web/www
Module name:    www
Changes by:     Richard M. Stallman <rms>       17/09/11 06:58:16

Modified files:
        licenses       : gpl-howto.html 

Log message:
        Say where to change the notice to specify the GPL versions differently.


Index: gpl-howto.html
RCS file: /web/www/www/licenses/gpl-howto.html,v
retrieving revision 1.52
retrieving revision 1.53
diff -u -b -r1.52 -r1.53
--- gpl-howto.html      10 Sep 2017 23:36:09 -0000      1.52
+++ gpl-howto.html      11 Sep 2017 10:58:15 -0000      1.53
@@ -125,7 +125,8 @@
 <p>Each file's copying permission statement (also called the license notice)
 should come right after its copyright notices.  For a one-file
-program, the statement (for the GPL) should look like this:</p>
+program, the statement (for the GPL) should look like this, to use
+GPL version 3 or later:</p>
     This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
@@ -164,6 +165,10 @@
     along with Foobar.  If not, see &lt;http://www.gnu.org/licenses/&gt;.
+<p>To use a different set of GPL versions, you would modify the end of
+the first long paragraph.  For instance, to license under version 2 or
+later, you would replace &ldquo;3&rdquo; with &ldquo;2&rdquo;.</p>
 <p>This statement should go near the beginning of every source file,
 close to the copyright notices.  When using the Lesser GPL, insert the
 word &ldquo;Lesser&rdquo; before &ldquo;General&rdquo; in <em>all
@@ -299,7 +304,7 @@
 <p class="unprintable">Updated:
 <!-- timestamp start -->
-$Date: 2017/09/10 23:36:09 $
+$Date: 2017/09/11 10:58:15 $
 <!-- timestamp end -->

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