Re: SPDX: Shouldn't "only" be replaced with "
Bradley M. Kuhn <bkuhn@...>
David Hedlund <public@...> wrote:
Just for the historical record, the formal text has always "any laterThe text "or any later version" was introduced in these licenses:
version", going back to GPLv1....
J Lovejoy wrote:
The somewhat recent change to using “or-later” as part of the identifiers...However, shorthand for "or any later version" has been "or-later" since at
least 1996 when I first encountered it while doing GPL compliance work as a
volunteer for the FSF. I suspect the shorthand of "or-later" to mean "or any
later version" probably predates even that year.
SPDX identifiers are designed to be industry-standard shorthand for license
names, and thus SPDX's recent change to use "LICENSE_NAME-or-later" for GNU
licenses finally makes SPDX consistent with the well-agreed shorthand that
predates SPDX. It's an excellent change and there is no reason to change it
Bradley M. Kuhn
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