svn commit: r52852 - head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/internal

Benedict Reuschling bcr at
Sat Mar 9 18:26:05 UTC 2019

Author: bcr
Date: Sat Mar  9 18:26:04 2019
New Revision: 52852

  Remove text about handling software with GPLv3 upstreams.
  While our ancient toolchain still falls into this category, we are
  rapidly transitioning away from it and few if any bugfixes have been
  merged from upstream in recent years.
  Approved by:	core@
  Differential Revision:


Modified: head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/internal/software-license.xml
--- head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/internal/software-license.xml	Sat Mar  9 18:18:00 2019	(r52851)
+++ head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/internal/software-license.xml	Sat Mar  9 18:26:04 2019	(r52852)
@@ -74,26 +74,6 @@
-	<p>We will allow existing GPLv2 licensed software to be
-	converted to GPLv3 or other similar license changes on a
-	case-by-case basis provided that the FreeBSD Core Team is
-	given appropriate technical justification.</p>
-	<p>Each piece of software that is being converted to a
-	different license must be submitted to the FreeBSD Core Team
-	for approval through this process as though it were a new
-	piece of software.</p>
-	<p>For Free Software Foundation maintained software except
-	GCC, GDB, and binutils, all patches posted after the date the
-	software switched to GPLv3 will be considered to be covered by
-	the GPLv3 and thus will be subject to this rule.  For GCC, GDB
-	and binutils we accept the community practice of allowing
-	patches to be relicensed under GPLv2 at the patch author's
-	discretion.  The author's permission must be documented in the
-	commit message for each patch that is committed.</p>
-      </li>
-      <li>
 	<p>Historically, the phrase 'All Rights Reserved.' was
 	included in all copyright notices. The BSD releases had it to
 	comply with the Buenos Aires Convention of 1910 in the

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