Busy busy busybox
Posted Oct 1, 2006 22:14 UTC (Sun) by dlang
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Parent article: Busy busy busybox
assigning the copyright to the FSF avoids this problem legally, but only by makeing the FSF legally able to ignore the wishes of all the origional authors.
if busybox had such a policy then Bruce could just be told to shut up as the code now beloged to the project, and they could do anything they wanted with it (including releasing it under a closed license if they decided to)
as it is Bruce's code is still in there, still with his origional license choices. however the combination with other people's code makes the result GPLv2 only.
note that if all the code had been GPLv2 or later (or compatable) and a patch licensed under the GPLv3 or later was accepted you would have the same debate, becouse all the origional authors wanted GPLv2 and including the new patch would eliminate that possibility, potentially causeing a fork at that time to create a version that's compatable with the GPLv2
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