Re: [LAD] Attribution for Community Approval

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Date: Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 6:15 pm

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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=
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And breaching the license revokes your right to do anything with the softwa=
re,=20
you would not be allowed to sell it, change it, compile it, use it, look at=
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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=
up=20
for a big shoot out. And you will loose...

Oh, changing the license without the permission from all copyright-holders =
is=20
the same kind of crime and results in the same penalties. Regardless whethe=
r=20
you switch from "gpl2 or any later" to "gpl3 only" or from "gpl2 or later" =
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"gpl3 or later" or even from "gpl2 or later" to "gpl2"...

Have fun,

Arnold

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[LAD] Attribution for Community Approval, Christopher Cherrett, (Thu Jan 27, 9:35 pm)
Re: [LAD] Attribution for Community Approval, Tim E. Real, (Fri Jan 28, 11:53 pm)
Re: [LAD] Attribution for Community Approval, alex stone, (Sat Jan 29, 1:06 am)
Re: [LAD] Attribution for Community Approval, Tim E. Real, (Sat Jan 29, 2:01 am)
Re: [LAD] Attribution for Community Approval, Geoff Beasley, (Sat Jan 29, 4:48 am)
Re: [LAD] Attribution for Community Approval, Arnold Krille, (Sat Jan 29, 6:15 pm)
Re: [LAD] Attribution for Community Approval, Jeremy Salwen, (Sat Jan 29, 8:52 pm)
Re: [LAD] Attribution for Community Approval, Arnold Krille, (Sat Jan 29, 9:46 pm)
Re: [LAD] Attribution for Community Approval, Jeremy Salwen, (Sun Jan 30, 12:00 am)
Re: [LAD] Attribution for Community Approval, drew Roberts, (Mon Jan 31, 4:38 pm)
Re: [LAD] Attribution for Community Approval, Raymond Martin, (Mon Jan 31, 5:24 pm)
Re: [LAD] Attribution for Community Approval, Arnold Krille, (Sat Jan 29, 11:53 pm)
Re: [LAD] Attribution for Community Approval, hermann, (Fri Jan 28, 10:33 am)
Re: [LAD] Attribution for Community Approval, alex stone, (Fri Jan 28, 10:44 am)
Re: [LAD] Attribution for Community Approval, Julien Claassen, (Thu Jan 27, 9:47 pm)
Re: [LAD] Attribution for Community Approval, diego simak, (Fri Jan 28, 12:19 am)
Re: [LAD] Attribution for Community Approval, alex stone, (Fri Jan 28, 8:30 am)