pkg-config 0.24

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at
Mon May 24 19:47:37 PDT 2010

On Mon, May 24, 2010 at 7:30 PM, Brian Cameron <brian.cameron at> wrote:
> pkg-config team:
> I notice that pkg-config 0.24 contains a COPYING file that says the
> license is now GPLv3.  Version 0.23 was GPLv2.
> Was this change intentional?  It may not have been since I know
> that automake will generate a GPLv3 COPYING file by default if one
> does not exist in the module already.  So, depending on which
> version of automake you use, you can end up with different licenses
> if the COPYING file is generated.

Tollef can tell you for sure, but it looks like this is the automake
included COPYING file in my source tree.

$ ls -l COPYING
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 dan dan 32 2010-05-24 12:34 COPYING ->

I don't see anything in the commit log about changing the license.
Quickly scanning the sources everything is GPLv2+ except some of the
included popt headers which appear to be X11. Probably someone should
write a real COPYING file describing the sources.


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