Re: Is "+" a valid character of a LicenseRef idstring?

David A. Wheeler

I said:
In particular, "GPL-2.0" is a license identifier, and "GPL-2.0+" is *NOT*.
Just a few nitpicks on my previous email:
* I realize that "GPL-2.0+" is in the list of "deprecated" license identifiers, so in some sense there is a "GPL-2.0+" license identifier. But I think it's clear what the *intent* is; the deprecated entry is only for legacy use.
* I only talked about pre-defined license identifiers with short forms. I realize that there can be licenses not in the list, and those are handled differently.

--- David A. Wheeler

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