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Re: [Ghm-discuss] Main Topic for 2012

From: Rick C. Hodgin
Subject: Re: [Ghm-discuss] Main Topic for 2012
Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2012 18:04:28 -0400


Once something's in the GPL it's free software. It can't be taken back. Future 
releases under the same license can be halted, however. And those copyright 
holders may not contribute new open source material to the new non-GPL version 
/ release of Linux, but there's money to be made for them staying by  with 
Linux even after a shift to a non-GPL form (and probably especially after a 
shift to non-GPL actually).

How could the FSF be taken over forcibly?

Best regards,
Rick C. Hodgin

-------- Original Message --------
 From: Reuben Thomas <address@hidden>
 Sent: Thu, Jun 7, 2012 05:21 PM
 To: Rick C. Hodgin <address@hidden>
 CC: address@hidden; address@hidden
 Subject: Re: [Ghm-discuss] Main Topic for 2012

>On 7 June 2012 21:34, Rick C. Hodgin <address@hidden> wrote:
>> We are one company offering Linus $500 million for
>> Linux rights away from being done.
>Actually Linux has too many copyright holders for this to be
>practical, whereas the FSF's policy of copyright assignment does make
>it vulnerable to this sort of hostile takeover: there's only one
>entity to be bribed, bought out or otherwise acquired.

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