Re: xchat is now shareware in windoze
Brian Thomas Sniffen wrote:
It does pose a direct problem for Debian, as we may not have a valid
GPL license grant from upstream -- because *his* license under the GPL
may have been revoked.
Am I correct in my reading of the GPL that the upstream losing his
license is only a problem for people receiving the software from him
after the revocation occurs? As I understand it, any existing copies
distributed to others before the revocation receive a license from the
original author, that is only revocable should the recipient do
something to violate the GPL.
Therefore (if my reading is correct), this is not a pressing problem,
until/unless Debian starts distributing code that was distributed by the
upstream after his infringing action?