[Mesa-dev] [RFC PATCH] automake: add support to src/glsl/

Miles Bader miles at gnu.org
Wed Sep 28 09:58:39 PDT 2011

On , Matt Turner <mattst88 at gmail.com> wrote:
> In short, 2.62 is the first version that includes GPLv3 tools to build
> autoconf, even though what is installed is GPLv2.
> [1] http://lists.x.org/archives/xorg-devel/2011-June/022724.html

Thanks, that explains the significance of 2.62 -- but it doesn't
actually explain the problem; it just says "In order to build it, I
would have to accept GPLv3 (which is not acceptable)".

_Why_ is the GPLv3 "not acceptable", when the GPLv2 was?

What does "I would have to accept the GPLv3 [to build it]" even mean?
The GPL applies to redistribution, not use.

I'm still mystified.



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