every other major copyleft *forces* you to allow later license versions
Posted Oct 5, 2006 4:01 UTC (Thu) by himi
In reply to: every other major copyleft *forces* you to allow later license versions
Parent article: Busy busy busybox
Okay, I see the line of reasoning there, and if it's legally valid (which I'd like to hear from a lawyer) then it's a rather ridiculous loophole in the license which could probably only be fixed with a /forced/ upgrade clause.
However, it doesn't affect any of my other arguments - the /recipient/ of the code is still receiving it under the "any later version" language in clause 9, and hence /they/ can choose to act under either v2 or v3; they also /must/ pass the same rights along to any future recipients of the code. So, without actual relicensing happening v2-only or v3-only forks aren't possible except as I outlined - when /new code/ is written under either license exclusively. And that's within the rights of the authors, both legally /and/ morally, isn't it?
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