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Re: [libredwg] Appeal for relicensing of LibreDWG

From: Hamish
Subject: Re: [libredwg] Appeal for relicensing of LibreDWG
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2012 06:13:45 -0800 (PST)


Felipe wrote:
> But the most important question now: is it possible to do such a
> re-licensing? Is it possible to go backwards, from v3 to v2?

only with the full written consent of every author who has ever
contributed a line of code to the project in question. for small one-
programmer project's it's easy (they can relicense it as anything
they please), for large multi-contributer projects it is next to

> I don't think so, but it is surely possible to go from v2 to v3 (in
> the of LibreCAD, for example).

(n.b. technically you'll occasionally find something ==v2 not >=v2)

(GRASS GIS dev team [GPL>=v2], but no complaints, we just keep it as a
plugin which users can download and add in themselves as they like)

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