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Re: Hypothetical situation to chew on

Nathanael Nerode wrote:
> scott@netsplit.com wrote:
>>So here's a hypothetical situation; say the current upstream maintainer
>>was to announce in a very public place, with Cc's to all known
>>contributor e-mail addresses, his intent to change the licence of the
>>code to GPL-2 (including documentation) and give a full list of
>>everything that would fall under it.  And then was to give a period (say
>>28 days) for objections to be raised.
>>If none were raised, could they then change the licence?
> No.
> :-P
> Yes, this is what SUCKS about current copyright law.  The presumption is "All 
> rights reserved unless you have explicit permission".

Somehow, I doubt you'd say that about a GPL-licensed package with one
author who wants to grant a proprietary license to make money.  The only
difference between this situation and that one is that we like the
license change in one of them. :)

- Josh Triplett

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