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License question


I'm packaging KiCad for Fedora.  The web page: http://kicad-pcb.org/about/licenses/ states that KiCad is GPLv3 or greater.  Yet, the source files (for example eeschema/edit_bitmap.cpp) still say GPLv2 or greater.

I know it is a huge hassle to go through all the source files and update them to say GPLv3 or greater, but that probably should be done if GPLv3 is truly the intent.

For packaging purposes, it would also be helpful to include a copy of the GPLv3 license in the KiCad source tree, perhaps in a file called COPYING or LICENSE.  Then the KiCad installation package could place that file in the proper place in the user's filesystem.  Alternatively, for Fedora, I could grab a copy of the GPLv3 text from fsf.org and use that.

As it stands, the KiCad RPM says "GPLv3" and does not install anything into /usr/share/licenses/kicad.  However, I do install LICENSE.adoc into /usr/share/licenses/kicad-doc and I do install LICENSE.md into /usr/share/licenses/kicad-packages3d.

Please let me know if you think any of the above is worth the hassle.


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