FSF is creating a problem that never existed!
Posted Oct 24, 2006 22:51 UTC (Tue) by jzbiciak
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In reply to: FSF is creating a problem that never existed!
Parent article: Busy busy busybox
I don't think that's going any further out of your way than saying "this is GPL." If you're sloppy when you pick your license, it's clear you don't really care what the license is. The real debate should center around people who thoughtfully chose "GPL v2 or later" who are now re-evaluating that choice. And, I argue, there's not a real problem there, since you can fork and move on.
I still don't see the issue with the "or later" language. If someone writes a GPL v3-only patch to a GPL v2-or-later program, the patched program is GPL v3-only. The unpatched program still exists, though. So, if someone else didn't like GPL v3, they could continue developing the GPL v2-or-later program, perhaps making the result GPL v2 only if they so desire.
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