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From: Carsten Dominik <carsten.dominik@gmail.com>
To: lists@manor-farm.org
Cc: emacs-orgmode Mailinglist <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: license item
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2009 16:01:05 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <F65AD4E9-D1E6-4182-B5B7-E8BB9EF9584E@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <4A44D444.9040809@manor-farm.org>


On Jun 26, 2009, at 3:59 PM, Ian Barton wrote:

> Sebastian Rose wrote:
>> Isn't it so, that no license means "All Rights Reserved"?
>> Not sure, bu I think in Germany it is...
>> Anyway, if you receive Org-mode with emacs, it has just the same  
>> license
>> as emacs.
> 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.

- Carsten

  reply	other threads:[~2009-06-26 14:01 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 [this message]
2009-06-26 15:41       ` Sebastian Rose
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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