Using LGPLv3+ license for libgnutls?

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at
Wed Sep 10 14:17:41 CEST 2008

On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 02:10:04PM +0200,
 Simon Josefsson <simon at> wrote 
 a message of 27 lines which said:

> Is echoping licensed under GPLv2 or GPLv2-or-later? 

v2 only

> I can't find anything conclusive in the echoping sources (probably
> something you want to fix :)).


		       Version 2, June 1991

To me, in the absence of other mention, it means v2 only.

COPYING later says:

Each version is given a distinguishing version number.  If the Program
specifies a version number of this License which applies to it and
"any later version", you have the option of following the terms and
conditions either of that version or of any later version published by
the Free Software Foundation.

And the magical sentence "any later version" does not appear in the
source code (only in autotools-generated files).

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