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Re: Overview of copyright issues

From: Reinhold Kainhofer
Subject: Re: Overview of copyright issues
Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2009 00:48:00 +0200
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Am Donnerstag, 10. September 2009 00:24:35 schrieb Joseph Wakeling:
> Han-Wen Nienhuys wrote:
> > Jan and I know that the current situation wrt copyright headers and
> > license notes is not ideal, but we never could bring ourselves to fix
> > it, because there always were more important things to do.
> But anyway, I'm willing to do the typing side of it.  I just need you to
> clarify exactly what I should put: presumably GPLv2 for code files and
> GFDLv1.1 for docs are the base licenses, but would you and Jan approve
> putting GPLv2 or later for your own contributions?  What are your
> thoughts (and recommendations) for code written by others?  I know that
> you ran into a paperwork issue some time back that has never been resolved.

Just for the record: I'm perfectly fine with re-licensing my contributions from 
GPL v2 to GPL v2+.

In fact, I don't really mind about the license. I would even be most 
comfortable with a BSD- or MIT-type license (i.e. can also be used in 
proprietary apps). 

However, I don't want to sign my contributions over to the FSF, since I want 
my contributions to help Lilypond in whatever ways might be needed, even 
commercial or proprietary. I don't want them as "weapons" in the hand of the 
FSF (i.e. use them to do what they think is best for open source, even if it 
might not be best for Lilypond). 


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