Combined version of LGPL + GPL 3.0


Max Mehl
 

Hi all,

In the scope of REUSE we've noticed [^1] that just providing LPGL-3.0* –
as downloaded from SPDX – in a repo does not suffice as it requires its
mother license, GPL-3.0*. LGPL could be seen as an exception to GPL, but
it's not treated as such by the FSF.

Matija and I discussed that with FSF and the different options we have
to suit SPDX, REUSE and other downstreams. We found a compromise: there
is now an officially acknowledged license text that contains both
LGPL-3.0 and GPL-3.0:

https://www.gnu.org/licenses/lgpl+gpl.txt

Now my request: can we get this combined version into SPDX' license list
data, e.g. [^2]?

Best,
Max


[^1]: https://github.com/fsfe/reuse-tool/issues/86

[^2]: https://github.com/spdx/license-list-data/blob/master/text/LGPL-3.0-or-later.txt

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