License of Ruby before 1.9.2

Since 1.9.3, Ruby is licensed under the 2-clause BSD license instead of
the GPL license. What about older versions? If they are not relicensed,
how to relicense them?

Am 27.10.2013 02:24, schrieb musicdenotation:

Since 1.9.3, Ruby is licensed under the 2-clause BSD license instead of

actually, it’s a dual BSD/Ruby license.

the GPL license. What about older versions? If they are not relicensed,
how to relicense them?

You could for example visit the GitHub mirror of the MRI source code,
switch to the branch of the version you are interested in, and consult
the COPYING file. For Ruby 1.8.7 it’s a dual GPLv2/Ruby license
(not a pure GPL license), see

https://github.com/ruby/ruby/blob/ruby_1_8_7/COPYING

If the stated conditions do not fit your needs you can “make other
distribution arrangements with the author” (that would be Matz).

Regards,
Marcus

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