Where can I find the GPLv2 license text in Ubuntu 20.04?


Ubuntu is a Debian-based Linux distribution. Packages install their licensing information into the file /usr/share/doc/<package>/copyright.

However, the full text of some common licenses is installed into the /usr/share/common-licenses directory. This includes the various GPL variants. These files are provided by the base-files package.

This part of Ubuntu/Debian should be extremely stable across versions, but I only checked for Ubuntu 20.04 and Debian Buster.

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