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Re: GR: GFDL Position Statement



On Sat, 21 Jan 2006 13:17:38 -0800 Josh Triplett wrote:

> Francesco Poli wrote:
> > Or otherwise, povray upstream authors could be persuaded to
> > relicense in a DFSG-free manner, so that we would *gain* one new
> > interesting package for main, rather than *losing* one (that was
> > wrongly placed in main). ;-)
> 
> povray upstream actually *wants* to change the license to be open;
> they simply have the standard problem of being unable to get
> permission from all contributors.  Thus, the only way to relicense is
> to rewrite.

That's the typical difficulty in a relicensing effort.

That's the main reason why I always recommend people to think about
licensing issues as soon as possible and choose an appropriate (and
DFSG-free!) license in the early stages of a project (possibly before
starting to accept external contributions...).

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    :-(   This Universe is buggy! Where's the Creator's BTS?   ;-)
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