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Re: Overview of copyright issues

From: Anthony W. Youngman
Subject: Re: Overview of copyright issues
Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2009 12:06:36 +0100
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In message <address@hidden>, Jan Nieuwenhuizen <address@hidden> writes
Op donderdag 10-09-2009 om 23:47 uur [tijdzone +0100], schreef Graham
On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 04:37:46PM -0600, Carl Sorensen wrote:
> On 9/10/09 4:02 PM, "Graham Percival" <address@hidden> wrote:
> > On Wed, Sep 09, 2009 at 06:04:17PM +0200, Joseph Wakeling wrote:

Yes, but then the FSF went and royally screwed us by making GPLv3
incompatible with v2.  For an organization that's supposed to
encourage openness and collaboration, this was MONUMENTALLY

The FSF has always adviced and argued to use v2 or at your option
any later version.  I got tired of arguing with Han-Wen that being
paranoid does not bring you anything and gave in to strict v2, so
it was *me* who was monumentally stupid.


Well, Han-Wen is in good company - Linus!

So I take this to mean all your code is v2+? Whatever Han-Wen said has no influence on YOUR code. And all we need is for Han-Wen to say he's happy with v3, and all your worries have gone away. (The problem is if Han-Wen goes away, but hopefully his will leaves all his copyrights to the FSF :-)

You may have been monumentally stupid, but it wasn't arguing about paranoia. It was trying to apply YOUR choice of licence to SOMEONE ELSE'S CODE. That's ALWAYS a stupid idea.

Anthony W. Youngman - address@hidden

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