every other major copyleft *forces* you to allow later license versions
Posted Oct 4, 2006 11:22 UTC (Wed) by viro
In reply to: every other major copyleft *forces* you to allow later license versions
Parent article: Busy busy busybox
Read GPL. "you have the option of following the terms and conditions
either of that version or of any later version published by the Free
Software Foundation". In other words, to distribute a work under
"v2 or later" it is enough to comply with GPLv2 alone. So if
recepients demand something you would have to provide under v3
but not under v2 and you refuse, there's nothing they can legally
do. Please, read section 9 and understand it. BTW, ask stevenj
to explain it - perhaps he'll do that better. He does understand
what it means, judging by his postings in this thread.
The rest of your points is based on that misunderstanding of how
"v2 or later" works, AFAICS...
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