Version 3 is now linked to in each file:
@license GNU General Public License <http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html>
Rob Schley wrote:
> Just so everyone knows, the trunk has been moved to
> branches/experimental and the new trunk has been put in place. There's
> already been a ton of progress and most of the existing ACL logic has
> been changed to use the new APIs.
> On Wed, May 27, 2009 at 1:17 PM, Torkil <torkil....@gmail.com
> <mailto:torkil....@gmail.com>> wrote:
> Wow! I know lots of people who will be thrilled to read this!
> On 27 Mai, 04:24, Rob Schley <rob.sch...@community.joomla.org
> > Once we have a fairly stable package with ACL, MooTools 1.2, and
> > nested
> > categories, we would like to have a couple of patch sprints where
> we will
> > review and commit patches that have been submitted to the tracker.
> > 2) Help us fix those silly bugs by submitting bug reports to the
> Joomla 1.6
> > Bug Tracker
> > We will be clearing this out when we swap out the existing trunk with
> > the
> > new one.
> > 3) Help us make the system easier to use by suggesting changes
> that will
> > improve usability. Send your suggestions to the Joomla CMS Development
> > Mailing List/Group
> > “Usability” in the title.
> > Enjoy,
> > Rob Schley
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We all agree that the license displayed in the docblock is the important
The docblock links to v3 of the GPL.
OSM's official "License, Trademark and Copyright" page clearly states:
"Joomla! is licensed under the GNU GPL v2."
OSM's official FAQ regarding licensing clearly states v2
What license does Joomla! use?
The GNU General Public License Version 2.
Within the context of this FAQ, "GNU GPL" and "GPL" refer to the GNU
General Public License Version 2.
clearly stated: Within the context of this FAQ, "GNU GPL" and "GPL"
refer to the GNU General Public License Version 2
The installation pages of Joomla 1.5 and Joomla 1.6SVN clearly state v2.
OSM/Joomla always link to the GPL v2 license text, however FSF state:
"When linking to our licenses, it's usually best to link to the latest
version; hence the standard URLs such as
http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html have no version number.
Occasionally, however, you may want to link to a specific version of a
given license. In those situations, you can use the following links"
So OSM/Joomla have intentionally and specifically linked to a particular
and older GPL license.
Maybe its time now to review all these places to ensure they all state
GNU GPL only with no version number and link to the
http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html instead of a version specific? ...