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Re: GPL version 3

From: Stefan Reinauer
Subject: Re: GPL version 3
Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2007 00:53:10 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.15 (2007-04-06)

* Yoshinori K. Okuji <address@hidden> [070704 21:40]:
> Hello,
> I would like to discuss the possibility of migrating to GPL version 3. As you 
> know, GPLv3 has been published, and all GNU software is recommended to 
> migrate from GPLv2 to GPLv3.


1. What are the pros and cons? A "discussion" as you call it should
   contain those, while your post clearly did not.

2. Since all people have to sign over their (C) to the FSF in a GNU
   project, can't the FSF just decide a switch to GPL3 at any time? (If
   not, what good would such a sign-over of rights be?)

Sorry if those are considered stupid or aggravating questions, but I
figured a license change is not something that you do easily, such as
updating to a newer version of some software, as it includes putting
yourself out, vulnerable not to an army of hackers but an army of
lawyers. It has to be considered very carefully.


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