Re: Free Software Clarification
On Fri, Sep 04, 1998 at 09:59:33AM -0400, Peter S Galbraith wrote:
> > The rest of what you described follows the GPL quite well. The only
> > chage is here when GPL would say that there can _never_ be a commercial
> > release of this code.
> But the license doesn't apply to the copyright holder. He would be allowed
> to sell a future (probably enhanced) version, but could not withdraw the
> original GPL version from circulation. Thus the users are `protected'
> in the sense that the free version will also be free.
There is the case of having GPLed software, with GPLed
parts written by others. Then you need cooperation from
all the copyright holders to change the licensing. So,
if you accept patches to your GPLed program, make sure
you either legally receive ownership of those parts, or
never change the licensing.
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