GPL 3: An Open-Source Earthquake? (CRN)
Posted Jan 26, 2007 12:47 UTC (Fri) by drag
In reply to: GPL 3: An Open-Source Earthquake? (CRN)
Parent article: GPL 3: An Open-Source Earthquake? (CRN)
Well the point is to move gradually to the GPLv3 license.
This way you can make sure that everybody involved in the project would be onboard for it because you know would know that anybody contributing code will understand that it will probably be under the GPLv3 license eventually.
This will give time for people to mull it over and give time for the real-world effect of the GPLv3 to sink in instead of jumping full bore into it and pressuring people to make a desicion right away.
Plus you would have people who contribute code to your project do it under the same dual license so that the patent language goes into effect.
Another variation of the idea would be to release the project tarballs and binaries under the GPLv3, but have a linking exception with GPLv2 code as well as make it project policy that if a GPLv2 licensed project would like to use source code then that would be fine.
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