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Re: Vita Nuova Liberal Source License falsely claims Free Software compa
Re: Vita Nuova Liberal Source License falsely claims Free Software compatibility
Fri, 04 Feb 2005 17:39:28 -0600
On Fri, 4 Feb 2005 00:44:24 +0000 (UTC), 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.
> Should YOU have any questions regarding this LICENCE
> or wish to contact VITA NUOVA for any reason visit our
> web site at www.vitanuova.com for contact details.
> Any thoughts?
It doesn't seem like deal breaker to me. They are reserving the right to
release new copies under any license they want to. There does not seem
to be any attempt to change the license on previously obtained copies.
Maybe it could cause problems and heartburn if they are taking code
written by others and donated with the assumption that the old license
would be used...