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Posted Sep 3, 2008 10:19 UTC (Wed) by regala (subscriber, #15745)
I think this one came out not quite right. Do not submit code with a license that would imply a GPL relicensing to a project that cares for its licensing. Because it would be legally difficult (because of all contributors have to agree upon relicensing)
sorry if you felt the refusal that way.
Posted Sep 15, 2008 12:27 UTC (Mon) by robbe (subscriber, #16131)
As relicensing from BSD to GPL only places additional restrictions on the
licensee this can be done without approval from all contributors.
Of course the point remains that contributors happy with their project
being BSD-licensed will probably prefer rejecting your code to moving to
a (from their point of view) suboptimal license.
Posted Sep 15, 2008 16:25 UTC (Mon) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
if they don't like the code being put under a sub-optimal license they should pick a icense that prohibits it.
Posted Oct 5, 2008 16:13 UTC (Sun) by sylware (guest, #35259)
Posted Nov 14, 2012 8:11 UTC (Wed) by marcH (subscriber, #57642)
GPL is really proprietary... for the public. I guess that's why (some vocal people in...) the BSD community must feel better when only a few companies "steal" their code as opposed to the whole public: that's far less people and easier to pretend you don't know :-D
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