Re: NEW ocaml licence proposal by upstream, will be part of the 3.08.1 release going into sarge.
Sven Luther <email@example.com> writes:
> On Thu, Aug 12, 2004 at 08:24:30AM -0400, Brian Thomas Sniffen wrote:
>> OK. You believe QPL 3 is free, and you seem to have thought about it
>> a bunch. So please explain to me how to do the following:
>> 1. Modify a QPL'd work.
>> 2. Because of the license under which I received the material,
>> distribute patches representing the modifications.
>> 3. Distribute them to the initial developer under the same license --
>> that is, without letting him distribute changes to my patches (such
>> as the application of them to the mainline source) except as
>> further patches.
>> I don't see a way to do that, but DFSG 3 says I should be able to
>> distribute under the same license.
> Notice that you can distribute patches under any licence you well please. Only
> binary distribution of them force you to put them under the QPL, which is
> clearly the same licence as upstream has given you.
No, I'm not talking about the copyleft in QPL4. I'm talking about QPL
3b, and its compelled grant of a more permissive license to the
initial developer than I received from him. I can't give him my
modifications under the same license under which I received the work
That means this conflicts with DFSG 3.
Brian Sniffen firstname.lastname@example.org