Re: GPL "or any greater version"
Glenn Maynard <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Thu, Aug 26, 2004 at 10:45:28PM -0400, Brian Thomas Sniffen wrote:
>> Glenn Maynard <email@example.com> writes:
>> > On Thu, Aug 26, 2004 at 09:32:51PM -0400, Brian Thomas Sniffen wrote:
>> >> No, because it specifically says that it's at *my* option -- the
>> >> recipients -- both in the grant "GPL v2 or, at your option, any later
>> >> version" and in GPL 9.
>> > The question isn't what permissions you can use; it's which permissions
>> > *you must grant* to others. That is, is not granting permission to use
>> > newer versions of the GPL--which is, essentially, a restriction--a violation
>> > of GPL #6?
>> No, it's not essentially a restriction -- it's a failure to grant a
>> permission, which is different. GPL 2 says only that I must
> The "All rights reserved" license (no permissions) fails to grant
> permission to distribute modified works. It's equivalent to a
> restriction prohibiting them--just sides of a coin.
That's relative to the default ARR license. I'm talking relative to
the license I had and used, which at my option can be GPL v2 alone.
The "or any later..." part never hits me.
Brian Sniffen firstname.lastname@example.org