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Re: Emacs CLA requirement

From: Philip Kaludercic
Subject: Re: Emacs CLA requirement
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2021 11:53:00 +0000

<tomas@tuxteam.de> writes:

> On Wed, Jun 16, 2021 at 10:22:24AM +0000, Philip Kaludercic wrote:
>> Andrei Kuznetsov <r12451428287@163.com> writes:
>> > Philip Kaludercic <philipk@posteo.net> writes:
>> >
>> >> What do you mean by "system X"? Could you give a more concrete example?
>> >
>> > I can't think of one right now;  I'm not a lawyer.
>> >
>> > However, tivolization was one of the issues resolved by the GPLv3 in the
>> > past.
>> But isn't the issue, that previous releases have still been released
>> under the old GPL version? Apple continues distributing GPLv2 software
>> even though the newer versions have had their versions updated.
> You sure? I remember them shipping an old version of bash, the last one
> under GPLV2. Even after some security hole appeared.

Yes, that is what I mean. They just stopped updating e.g. bash, so they
didn't have to use the GPLv3 license. Why, I too never understood.

> I didn't follow this story, these days I haven't much to do with Apple
> at all.
> Fortunately.
> Cheers
>  - t

        Philip K.

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