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Re: [WASTE-dev-public] Do not package WASTE! UNAUTHORIZED SOFTWARE [Was: Re: Questions about waste licence and code.]


Yes, you are correct.  I am assuming that.

As far as I can tell, even if AOL didn't approve it, NullSoft, being the owners of the code, are "allowed" and able to release the code under whatever license they want to release it under.  (Whether they'll get in trouble or not from AOL, for doing so, is another question.)

It seem to me that they got in trouble for doing so.  And then tried to "take things back".  But the GPL doesn't allow for that.

But yes,... all of it is based on the initial assumption that whomever originally released the code under the GPL was allowed to.

See ya

On 5/18/05, Steinar H. Gunderson <sgunderson@bigfoot.com> wrote:
On Wed, May 18, 2005 at 11:40:06AM -0700, Charles Iliya Krempeaux wrote:
> Now, from what I understand, once you release something under the GPL, you
> cannot un-release it. And if that is the case, then this software is "OK".

You're assuming the people who released it had the right to do that in the
first place. I can _not_ take the leaked Windows 2000 source code, release it
under the GPL and then claim it is okay to distribute.

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