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Re: NEW ocaml licence proposal by upstream, will be part of the 3.08.1 release going into sarge.



Glenn Maynard <glenn@zewt.org> 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

-- 
Brian Sniffen                                       bts@alum.mit.edu



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