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Re: NOTE: Please publicize any license changes to your packages



Somebody in the thread at some point said:

> Not really.  If you have "or later" then someone can take the source
> code and redistribute it under GPLv3.  The "or later" is an additional
> permission that is granted and you can't just go take that away without
> removing all references to it.  Even then, someone can just take an
> older release and use that.

Sure, it doesn't affect the recipient's rights.  But if a future version
of the GPL includes stronger demands on the distributor, specifying the
actual version of the rules under which you provided it will become
attractive real fast.

Nothing actually stops GPL v26 including unthinkable things someone
might demand you live up to.

-Andy


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