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Re: [PATCH] Add fwconfig command

From: Lennart Sorensen
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Add fwconfig command
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:48:23 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.23 (2014-03-12)

On Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 07:18:13PM +0100, Thomas Schmitt wrote:
> One should emphasize that the FSF when designing new license versions only
> considers compatibility to older FSF licenses if they bear the "or later"
> clause.
> E.g. it is not possible to combine GPL version 2 software with LGPL version 3
> software if the GPL does not offer the opportunity to get upgraded to GPL
> version 3. That's because LGPL 3 forbids some patent evilness whereas GPL 2
> forbids to add forbiddances.
> According to Richard Stallman, the design flaw is not in LGPL 3 but in 
> issueing
> GPL 2 without "or later" clause. (Company lawyers may well contradict.)

Yes the nice GPL feature where you can't add anything to it, unless you
are the FSF, then you can.

Some people don't like handing future control to someone else like that.

Most users of the GPL seem OK with it though.

Len Sorensen

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