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Re: Termination clauses, was: Choice of venue

Brian Thomas Sniffen wrote:
> Josh Triplett <josh.trip@verizon.net> writes:
>>Brian Thomas Sniffen wrote:
>>>I'd be particularly interested to hear your comments on the asymmetry
>>>issue, which is most closely tied to a DFSG point: I can't distribute
>>>modifications under the same license through which I received the
>>>software.  The author used a license which gets him a license to use
>>>my modifications in a proprietary way, but I don't get such a license
>>>for *his* changes.
>>Actually, you can distribute your changes under the same license: the
>>QPL.  People who receive the software from you must grant you the same
>>more-permissive license to their changes as well.  I do agree that the
>>QPL is full of asymmetry, but I don't think most of it is a DFSG
>>problem, apart from the "send changes upstream" clause and the "choice
>>of venue" clause.
> I don't think I can -- I have to distribute my changes as patches, so
> the "initial author" is still the author of the baseline work, not me.

You are the initial author of your changes.

- Josh Triplett

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