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Re: Fedora Freedom and linux-libre



On Mon, 2008-06-30 at 11:25 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> Les Mikesell wrote:
> > 
> > Perhaps there are places who want to prevent better versions than their 
> > own from ever being available and use this to justify the GPL 
> > restrictions on combinations with other components.  From a user's 
> > perspective, though, this is just as harmful as any other 
> > anti-competitive ploy to limit choices.  And unfortunately, even if the 
> > business reasons to maintain the restrictions on a particular product go 
> > away, the restrictions, once applied, never do.
> 
> That's factually incorrect. Relicensing, dual or even tri licensing 
> happens all the time.

Well, sometimes.  Arranging for retroactive relicensing of existing
projects is often problematic, particularly when there are numerous,
widely distributed developers, or when the developers are unreachable or
unwilling to consider it.

> 
> Rahul
> 
> 
-- 
                Matthew Saltzman

Clemson University Math Sciences
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http://www.math.clemson.edu/~mjs


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