Re: Changing a license of a unmaintained software
Mathieu Roy <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> But to avoid any delicate issue in the future, if I were you, if would
> ask him to confirm with a gpg signed email the license change (just an
> email is something easy to fake).
Getting him to sign the e-mail with his own key won't help much in the
case of him later claiming that the e-mail isn't genuine: he could at
any time "accidently" publish his secret key and revoke it; now anyone
can fake the e-mail. A better solution is to do everything in public
so that there are lots of witnesses.
> In some countries, it's accepted as
> a valid proof of the origin of the email.
A signature made with a secret key that was published on Usenet can
hardly be a valid proof of anything.