GPL 3: An Open-Source Earthquake? (CRN)
Posted Jan 26, 2007 15:04 UTC (Fri) by coriordan
In reply to: GPL 3: An Open-Source Earthquake? (CRN)
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Relicensing is possible, it could be done over a 2-year timeframe. I wrote about how before.
After writing that, I was told it's even easier than I thought. Relicensing doesn't actually require that permission be gotten from 100% of the copyright holders. About 95% is enough, and then you have to remove any of the 5% if a relevent owner complains.
This is how the Mozilla codebase was relicensed to MPL+GPL despite taking public contributions for years.
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