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Re: Vita Nuova Liberal Source License falsely claims Free Software compa


From: Paul Jarc
Subject: Re: Vita Nuova Liberal Source License falsely claims Free Software compatibility
Date: Thu, 03 Feb 2005 21:13:58 -0500
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Adam <address@hidden> wrote:
> The problem is that section 8.4 of the license seems to contradict the FSF's
> definition if Free Software.
>
>    8.4.  VITA NUOVA may from time to time and at its sole  dis-
>          cretion  publish  a revised and/or new version of this
>          LICENCE which shall then govern the licensing  of  all
>          copies  of  LICENSED  SOFTWARE  supplied by VITA NUOVA
>          after the posting of  such  revised  or  new  licence.

It sounds like the new license would only apply to copies downloaded
after the new license was published.  If you received a copy before
that, the old license terms would still apply to you.  I don't see a
problem with this.  It's just like GPLv1 -> GPLv2.


paul




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