[IAEP] [Sugar-devel] ANNOUNCE: Moving Sugar to GPLv3+

Yamandu Ploskonka yamaplos at gmail.com
Tue Apr 26 10:39:55 EDT 2011

in a purely hypothetical scenario (TM), what if the possible violator 
doesn't care? Or because of the complexity of the matter, that no 
prosecution is ever likely - especially in his own country, etc?

On 04/26/2011 09:09 AM, Walter Bender wrote:
> To me, one of the more compelling arguments for considering GPLv3 is
> "When the Rules Are Broken: A Smooth Path to Compliance". We have been
> engaged of late in a parallel discussion regarding a possible
> violation of the Sugar GPLv2. If this were actually to be the case,
> the violator will have to go through a quite painful process of
> petitioning *all* copyright holders for a formal restoration of the
> license. Under the 'good behavior' clause of the GPLv3, the licence
> can be restored simply by deploying a remedy. Making it easy to
> recover from your mistakes is in the spirit of Sugar and our
> pedagogical model.
> regards.
> -walter

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