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From: Sebastian Rose <sebastian_rose@gmx.de>
To: Carsten Dominik <carsten.dominik@gmail.com>
Cc: emacs-orgmode Mailinglist <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: license item
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2009 17:41:27 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87fxdnuhnc.fsf@kassiopeya.MSHEIMNETZ> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <F65AD4E9-D1E6-4182-B5B7-E8BB9EF9584E@gmail.com> (Carsten Dominik's message of "Fri, 26 Jun 2009 16:01:05 +0200")

Carsten Dominik <carsten.dominik@gmail.com> writes:
> On Jun 26, 2009, at 3:59 PM, Ian Barton wrote:
>> I see Carsten has added a link to the GPL. However, I think it's worthwhile
>> specifically saying which *version* of the GPL.
>>
>> This might seem a trivial matter. However, I am involved with another project
>> where the maintainer moved the licence from GPL V2  to GPL V3, with the best
>> of intentions. A large commercial company  wanted to contribute considerable
>> resources to the project, but they  were unhappy with the V3 licence and
>> wanted to continue with V2. As  a result considerable effort was wasted in
>> getting everyone who had  contributed patches to the V3 version agreeing to
>> them being  "backported" to the V2 licence.
>
> Interesting.
>
> Being part of Emacs amost forces us to use 3.


I did that with org-info.js lately after reading a bit about GPL-3 and
seeing this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5G7FU5j2Uc

Sounds like it is good thing, even a neccessary one.


  Sebastian

  reply	other threads:[~2009-06-26 15:37 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2009-06-26  7:16 Andreas Roehler
2009-06-26 12:12 ` Sebastian Rose
2009-06-26 13:59   ` Ian Barton
2009-06-26 14:01     ` Carsten Dominik
2009-06-26 15:41       ` Sebastian Rose [this message]
2009-06-26 12:31 Giovanni Ridolfi
2009-06-26 13:06 ` Carsten Dominik
2009-06-26 21:34   ` Andreas Röhler
2009-06-27 12:08     ` Carsten Dominik

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