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Re: Changing a license of a unmaintained software

Edmund GRIMLEY EVANS <edmundo@rano.org> a tapoté :

> Mathieu Roy <yeupou@gnu.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.

I do not remember me saying "a secret key published on Usenet". When
did I say that?

In some countries like in France  it's truly accepted in court like a
valid proof, you just have to follow some rules. I don't think the
France is an exception in this matter.


Mathieu Roy
  Not a native english speaker: 

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