Re: [LAD] Attribution for Community Approval

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To: Arnold Krille <arnold@...>
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Date: Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 8:52 pm

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On Sat, Jan 29, 2011 at 1:14 PM, Arnold Krille wrote:

> Oh, changing the license without the permission from all copyright-holders

distribute "under the terms of the GPL2 or later", that means I can accept
your program under the terms of the GPL3. The terms of the GPL3 say that I
can modify it and redistribute it under the GPL3. Similarly for the GPL2.
Notice the language says "*or* later", not "*and* later". I get to choose
which license I agree to. Otherwise, it would be pointless to even offer it
under the "GPL 2 or later" because I would *have* to distribute it under the
GPL3, which places further restrictions on top of the GPL2, meaning that it
would effectively be under the GPL3 no matter what.

Jeremy

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On Sat, Jan 29, 2011 at 1:14 PM, Arnold Krille <=
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Oh, changing the license without the permission from all copyright-holders =
is
the same kind of crime and results in the same penalties. Regardless whethe=
r
you switch from "gpl2 or any later" to "gpl3 only" or f=
rom "gpl2 or later" to
"gpl3 or later" or even from "gpl2 or later" to "g=
pl2"...
Actually, I'm pretty sure that the exact opposit=
e is true.=A0 When you distribute "under the terms of the GPL2 or late=
r", that means I can accept your program under the terms of the GPL3.=
=A0 The terms of the GPL3 say that I can modify it and redistribute it unde=
r the GPL3.=A0 Similarly for the GPL2.=A0 Notice the language says "or later", not "and later".=A0 I get to choose w=
hich license I agree to.=A0 Otherwise, it would be pointless to even offer =
it under the "GPL 2 or later" because I would have to dist=
ribute it under the GPL3, which places further restrictions on top of the G=
PL2, meaning that it would effectively be under the GPL3 no matter what.

Jeremy

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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)