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Re: Bug#979101: Legally problematic GPL-3+ readline dependency

On Mon, Mar 29, 2021 at 1:12 AM Carlos Henrique Lima Melara wrote:

> He (Alec) is the creator and main contributor to devtodo, occasionally he
> had help from other as noted in the AUTHORS files, though no copyright
> statements were added by these occasional contributors. For this license
> change, does he have to contact everyone that sent a patch or PR, or can
> he change the license as creator and main (95% of the code) contributor?

If their contributions are considered copyrightable, then their
permission will be needed to relicense their contributions. If their
contributions are removed then the remaining codebase could be
relicensed without their permission.

The other suggestions by Francesco might also be good options.



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