GPL "v2 or later" may prevent merging back modifications? in practice, yes
Posted Oct 2, 2006 17:17 UTC (Mon) by stevenj
In reply to: GPL "v2 or later" may prevent merging back modifications? in practice, yes
Parent article: Busy busy busybox
Lest you misunderstand me again, by "one can come up with much worse fears" I meant "one can come up with much worse fears in this context".
In case you haven't noticed, throughout this entire thread I've focused exclusively on the context of the "or any later version" permission. I believe this is clear if you read each posting in its entirety, as opposed to snipping out isolated phrases. (You're acting like I said, "Well, nuclear war is a much worse fear," when I said no such thing, and if you read what I wrote this is clearly not what I meant.)
Ingo, native English speakers rely on context and good-faith readers/listeners in order to make themselves understood. Only lawyers have to be careful to precisely turn every phrase to avoid any possible ambiguity, because lawyers have to prepare for people who deal in bad faith. Please don't make people who deal with you write like lawyers.
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