every other major copyleft *forces* you to allow later license versions
Posted Oct 2, 2006 1:14 UTC (Mon) by dlang
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In reply to: every other major copyleft *forces* you to allow later license versions
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this outweighs any "danger" that the FSF will abuse the trust
in the eyes of many people they are already doing so.
many supporters of the GPLv2 are ignoreing the fact that it's very possible to agree with GPLv2 and what it states without having inherent, unrestricted trust in the FSF.
then you say quote:
n any case, the worst that can happen is not very bad since you always have the option of restricting the license versions for future code releases
the worst that happens is that projects tear themselves apart arguing over which license to use, either destroying themselves in the process, or resulting in two incompatable projects doing the same thing (with neither having the critical mass to survive for long)
arguably we are seeing this happen now (and the GPLv3 isn't even out yet).
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