On Saturday 29 January 2011 05:40:52 Geoff Beasley wrote:
Removing names from copyright notices _will_ get you in court regardless=20
whether its free software or not. Its a breach of the license, nothing less=
And breaching the license revokes your right to do anything with the softwa=
you would not be allowed to sell it, change it, compile it, use it, look at=
it, nor have it on your hard-drive.
I am not a lawyer (thankfully), only a software-programmer and future=20
business-boss but removing names from copyright-notices at anytime in the=20
repository (and adding them back in) is basically a no-go and will open you=
for a big shoot out. And you will loose...
Oh, changing the license without the permission from all copyright-holders =
the same kind of crime and results in the same penalties. Regardless whethe=
you switch from "gpl2 or any later" to "gpl3 only" or from "gpl2 or later" =
"gpl3 or later" or even from "gpl2 or later" to "gpl2"...
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