Issue #2032 has been updated by Charles Nutter.


Is shipping the "editline" library instead an option? It is a BSD-licensed, drop-in replacement for readline.
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Feature #2032: Change the license to "GPLv2+ or Ruby's original".
http://redmine.ruby-lang.org/issues/2032

Author: Yui NARUSE
Status: Closed
Priority: Urgent
Assignee: Yukihiro Matsumoto
Category: 
Target version: 1.9.3


 This is moved ticked from ruby-dev.
 Original post and ticket is #2000 in English.
 
 ----- Original Post -----
 
 Hello.
 
 Recently readline 6.0 was released and its license was changed from
 GPLv2+ (GPL version 2 and any later) to GPLv3+ [1][2]
 Unfortunately Ruby's license is still under GPLv2 and Ruby's original license [3],
 which is incompatible with GPLv3 [4]. So unless Ruby's license is changed
 to "GPLv2+ or Ruby's original license" or so , Ruby's readline module cannot be shipped
 any more. Note that "Ruby's original license" is regarded as incompatible with
 GPL [5].
 
 So please change the Ruby's license to GPLv3 (and GPLv2) compat.
 
 [1] http://tiswww.case.edu/php/chet/readline/rltop.html
 [2] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2009-July/msg00192.html
 [3] http://svn.ruby-lang.org/cgi-bin/viewvc.cgi/trunk/COPYING?view=co
 [4] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing#GPL_Compatibility_Matrix
 [5] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing


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