Commit 78ea329f authored by Debarshi Ray's avatar Debarshi Ray

Upgrade license to GNU General Public License version 3 or later

Even though the individual source files in this repository are under
GNU General Public License version 2 or later, the final binaries were
being implicitly upgraded to version 3 or later of the license by
virtue of linking against libraries like Babl and GEGL that are under
GNU Lesser General Public License version 3 or later. Since GPLv2 does
not permit combinations with LGPLv3, the only way to distribute the
combined work was under GPLv3+.

See: https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#AllCompatibility

Let's clarify this by explicitly stating that this project is under
GPLv3+ instead of pushing the burden of understanding how the code is
linked together, and the licenses involved, on individual distributors.
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......@@ -34,5 +34,5 @@ Points to remember while hacking on Photos:
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Photos is licensed under the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation, either version 2 of the License, or (at
the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at
your option) any later version.
......@@ -3,7 +3,7 @@
<component type="desktop">
<id>org.gnome.Photos.desktop</id>
<metadata_license>CC0-1.0</metadata_license>
<project_license>GPL-2.0+</project_license>
<project_license>GPL-3.0+</project_license>
<name>Photos</name>
<summary>Access, organize and share your photos on GNOME</summary>
<description>
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......@@ -474,7 +474,7 @@ photos_main_window_show_about (PhotosMainWindow *self)
"copyright", _("Copyright © 2013 Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.\n"
"Copyright © 2014 – 2015 Pranav Kant\n"
"Copyright © 2012 – 2017 Red Hat, Inc."),
"license-type", GTK_LICENSE_GPL_2_0,
"license-type", GTK_LICENSE_GPL_3_0,
"logo-icon-name", app_id,
"program-name", _(PACKAGE_NAME),
"version", version,
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