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Re: Pondus license change GPLv3+ -> MIT Roberto Ragusa Sun Dec 27 15:00:13 2009

Ralf Ertzinger wrote:
> Hi.
> 
> On Sun, 27 Dec 2009 17:43:05 +0000, Ikem Krueger wrote
> 
>> That's doable? o.O
> 
> The copyright holder can relicense the code however they see fit.
> What they cannot do is retroactively remove the GPL license from
> old versions.

Relicensing is complicated when there are a lot of authors
(copyright holders), because it is necessary to get the
approval of everyone of them, with complications for
unreachable people and dead people; in the past discussions
on the GPLv2-GPLv3 relicensing for the kernel, there was
an additional opinion that this requirement is not as
stringent as it appears.

In any case, relicensing a small project with a few
authors (or just one) is as easy as editing a couple of
files (source, webpage, ...).

-- 
   Roberto Ragusa    mail at robertoragusa.it

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