License: GPL v2 or v2+?

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Timothy Gu created an issue


I am getting conflicting information on the exact license of x265. readme.rst, COPYING, and all point to the information that x265 is available exclusively under GPL version 2 or the commercial license. However, all of the source files have the following header:

 * This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
 * it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
 * the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
 * (at your option) any later version.

Note that even if the original intention was version 2 only, it's probably too late anyway, since the license header has been here for almost 3 years now.

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