GPL "v2 or later" may prevent merging back modifications? in practice, yes
Posted Oct 2, 2006 8:26 UTC (Mon) by mingo
In reply to: GPL "v2 or later" may prevent merging back modifications? in practice, probably not
Parent article: Busy busy busybox
unfortunantly, for many people these actions are prooving their worst fears about the 'or later' clause to be true
These are their "worst fears?"
You are materially misrepresenting what was said. He said: "their worst fears about the 'or later' clause".
*Yawn, hyperbole alert.* If they used "v2 or later" and the developers don't like the final version of GPLv3, they can always stick with v2's terms.
You are now compounding your misrepresentation of what was said with a false ridicule of their fears over the 'or later' clause.
Who are you to ridicule them over what they (which category, btw., includes me) genuinely believe? May i ask you what kind of free software projects you have participated in so far, and what the level of your participation was?
(In my judgement, if this attitude and social skills of yours isnt just an unfortunate one-time deviation in the heat of the moment but common practice then you could not have gotten very far into contributing to free software - but please by all means surprise me with facts to the contrary.)
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