The kernel and BitKeeper part ways
Posted Apr 7, 2005 9:34 UTC (Thu) by dan_b
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every change was the answer to somebody that didn't respect the previous license version
And has the GPL changed to become more restrictive every time someone didn't respect the previous version? I think it's up to version 2 now, so if so I guess that means only one person has ever violated its terms.
Regardless of who was "at fault" for the licence changes, this does highlight the desirability of using software with licences that don't change. Whether it's fair or not, I would choose to avoid relying on software if my ability to use it can be withdrawn because of the action of some third party unrelated either to me or to the vendor.
"If one of you doesn't own up, you're all staying behind after class". Is that a good situation to be placed in?
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