Re: A possible approach in "solving" the FDL problem
On Fri, Aug 15, 2003 at 12:25:26PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 15, 2003 at 01:09:09PM +0200, Sergey Spiridonov wrote:
> > Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> > >>Can you buy a closed proprietary code and than realease it under GPL?
> > >
> > >Yes. It probably depends on the amount of money you spend, and on what
> > >exactly you buy, but it's very possible to do so...
> > Thank you Wouter.
> That doesn't buy freedom, it buys a work.
It can buy freedom, depending on "what exactly you buy," as Wouter said.
Imagine that you buy the right to relicense the work under a license of
your choosing. That would probably "[depend] on the amount of money you
spend, [...] but it's very possible to do so," as Wouter said. Of
course, the purchaser would also need to want to use the GPL for the new
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