Re: NEW ocaml licence proposal by upstream, will be part of the 3.08.1 release going into sarge.
Glenn Maynard <email@example.com> writes:
> On Sun, Aug 22, 2004 at 09:02:47PM +0200, Francesco Poli wrote:
>> I felt that while the initial developer is bound to release the same
>> version under the QPL also, he/she is allowed to give to others
>> permission to modify the differently licensed version with no "must be
>> additionally available under the terms of the QPL" restriction.
> He doesn't have that permission himself. How can he possibly give it to
> others? If he can't release just under the GPL, how can he allow me to?
Because there are three works in question: the original work A, and
your patch to it P(A). Then there's the version the initial developer
releases, B=A+P(A). He releases that to his dog under the QPL, so it's
available, and sells it to me under the GPL. I don't see the separate
patch, I just see this as work B. I make some further changes to this
and release to the world under the GPL as work C.
The "future version of the software" containing the work *you*
contributed is still available to the world under the QPL.
Brian Sniffen firstname.lastname@example.org