Re: inquery about "GPL with commercial exception"
On Wed, Sep 30, 2015 at 10:18:41AM +1000, Ben Finney wrote:
> As an interesting point, GPLv3 is even better for this: it has a clause
> (GPLv3 §7) that explicitly grants the recipient the freedom to ignore
> the offending additional restriction, and to strip that restriction from
> the terms when they redistribute the work.
> So one possible way to improve this situation is to correspond with the
> copyright holders in each of the works on which LinuxSampler depends,
> and encourage them to release new versions under GPLv3-or-later.
> Then LinuxSampler's copyright holders would be faced with the choice to
> have their imposition of additional restrictions neutered, or never gain
> the benefits of upgrading the dependency.
I was unaware of this detail of the GPLv3 license.
The first source file that I looked at in linuxsampler's svn trunk,
src/linuxsampler.cpp, has the "any later version" clause enabled.