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Re: draft for new Vim license

On Mon, Jan 07, 2002 at 02:37:04PM +0100, Bram Moolenaar wrote:
> > Does this mean that you can only use 3c for your own changes; and 3d for
> > other peoples' changes?  That's ... odd.  
> Yes, because only the person who makes the changes can decide what
> license to use for them.  People further distributing the changes can't
> change the license.  But they can distribute part of it, under the
> mentioned conditions.

But this means the whole "provide contact information and keep the
changes around for a while" stuff isn't usable by people who make
changes, only people who redistribute them.  (Not by D, anyway, any A/B
are already out if the GPL is involved.)

> Because the company I worked for does not allow my work to be distributed
> outside of the company, and that conflicts with the GPL.  It might be
> possible to get permission, but that's a hassle (the legal department
> has to agree with the exception).  And linking GPL stuff in code which
> is really not to be distributed (e.g., a PostScript interpreter) is out
> of the question.

Well, you'd have to do that with your own license (if you weren't the
maintainer, of course); you'd still have to get permission in advance,
either from legal (since the Vim maintainer might ask for the source at
any time) or from the Vim maintainer to get him to agree never to ask.
(If you did the latter, you'd probably want to clear it with legal

Glenn Maynard

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