[Sugar-devel] [IAEP] ANNOUNCE: Moving Sugar to GPLv3+
pgf at laptop.org
Fri Apr 22 21:25:40 EDT 2011
> On Fri, Apr 22 2011, Chris Ball wrote:
> > I think you've repeatedly ignored Scott's claim that you can't modify
> > COPYING or the source files because that would be *changing* the
> > license, rather than taking advantage of GPLv3 redistribution rights.
> > Can you ask Brett or someone at the FSF what the right thing to do is?
> I chatted with some FSF staffers on IRC, they agree with Bernie's
> interpretation that modifying COPYING and the source headers *is*
> the way that you "choose to redistribute under the GPLv3+ instead",
> and that it's a modification of the license that was explicitly
> allowed ahead of time by the "or later" clause.
> They haven't yet been able to find any documentation that explains
> this or backs it up, though.
i think i've missed the point of all this. bernie's original mail
points to the FSF rationale for GPL3 as the reason for moving sugar to
GPL3, but somehow i think there must be more to it. i.e., what
exactly are the arguments in favor of _sugar_ changing licenses?
i have no stake in this decision at all -- i'm just wondering about
paul fox, pgf at laptop.org
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