Subject: Re: LGPLv3 and GPLv2 incompatibility
From: Matthew Flaschen <matthew.flaschen@gatech.edu>
Date: Wed, 01 Aug 2007 22:30:16 -0400

Wilson, Andrew wrote:
> David Woolley wrote:
> 
>> Wilson, Andrew wrote:
>>
>>> allowing a GPLv2/LPGLv3 combined work by allowing such a
>>> combined work to be governed by GPLv2's copyleft under LGPLv3.
>> Which would allow trivial downgrading any V3 licensed code by adding
> V2 
>> code with no real purpose other than to benefit from the proposed 
>> special case.
> 
> This is quite correct.
> 
> Two points:
> 
> 1) There is a great deal of GPLv2 code in the world.  As 'special cases'
>    go, this one is extremely likely to occur in practice.

I wouldn't say there is a great deal of GPLv2-only code in the world.  I 
can think of only a few significant programs with that license.

Matt Flaschen