Re: Forking and relicensing issues
Ben Collins <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Now what I want to know is:
a) Can I just replace this file with the GPL (obviously the copyrights
in the files will remain intact and all work will be attributed to the
It says you can, but I wouldn't. Instead, I would include the GPL in
its usual file (COPYING), then add another file (LICENSE (?)) that
says something like "This software is licensed under the GNU GPL...
The authors are [authors]... Copyright (C) [all the copyright dates
and authors... Formerly, this program was licensed under the
following license: [give the entire former license]"
b) Better yet, can I replace it with the LGPL being as this is a
No. It says the GPL, not the LGPL. On the other hand, if it said the
LGPL you could use the GPL since the LGPL has a clause explicitly
letting you convert an LGPL'd work to GPL.