[Sugar-devel] licensing question
dave at lab6.com
Wed May 23 23:31:46 EDT 2018
On Wed, May 23, 2018, 11:28 PM James Cameron <quozl at laptop.org> wrote:
> On Wed, May 23, 2018 at 11:23:24PM -0400, Dave Crossland wrote:
> > On Wed, May 23, 2018, 8:54 PM James Cameron <quozl at laptop.org> wrote:
> > If the source license is GPLv3+, then anyone can relicense as Apache
> > 2.0.
> > NOOOOOOOO :)
> > This is ABSOLUTELY false.
> > If the source license is GPLv3+, then anyone can add new code that
> > combines with the GPLv3(+) code under Apache 2.0, because the GPLv3
> > is _compatible_ with Apache 2.0.
> > No one can relicense code other than the copyright holder(s).
> Yay, someone's listening. ;-) Thanks for the correction.
What you said about "relicensing" GPLv2 to v3 isn't strictly correct
either, but it's less dangerous.
I think really what's going on there is you have permission to redistribute
using a newer version of the license, but you are not "relicensing" per se.
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