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Re: [Fedora-legal-list] Please define "effective license" (for the love of consistency)



On 12/12/2009 07:24 AM, Orcan Ogetbil wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 5:25 AM, Michael Schwendt  wrote:
>>
>> Fedora's Licensing Guidelines don't use the term "effective license"
>> anywhere. Not even in the section on dual licensing, which is the scenario
>> where the packager may choose to pick either license for the whole
>> program.
>>
>> There is no such thing as an "effective license" related to the Mixed
>> Source Licensing Scenario [1], because re-licensing a program, such as
>> converting from LGPL to GPL, is not done implicitly or automatically.
>>
> 
> Thanks but that doesn't answer my question. Are so many people just
> imagining things? Why does this inconsistency exist? I'd like to have
> this cleared up so we won't have to discuss the same issue over and
> over again.

People are just confused. The issue has already been clarified. Is there
still some specific confusion?

Rahul


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