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Re: [Orgmode] license item

From: Carsten Dominik
Subject: Re: [Orgmode] license item
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2009 16:01:05 +0200

On Jun 26, 2009, at 3:59 PM, Ian Barton wrote:

Sebastian Rose wrote:
Isn't it so, that no license means "All Rights Reserved"?
Not sure, bu I think in Germany it is...
Anyway, if you receive Org-mode with emacs, it has just the same license
as emacs.
I see Carsten has added a link to the GPL. However, I think it's worthwhile specifically saying which *version* of the GPL.

This might seem a trivial matter. However, I am involved with another project where the maintainer moved the licence from GPL V2 to GPL V3, with the best of intentions. A large commercial company wanted to contribute considerable resources to the project, but they were unhappy with the V3 licence and wanted to continue with V2. As a result considerable effort was wasted in getting everyone who had contributed patches to the V3 version agreeing to them being "backported" to the V2 licence.


Being part of Emacs amost forces us to use 3.

- Carsten

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