Python Cannot be Killed

Alexander Schmolck a.schmolck at
Thu Jun 19 00:35:08 CEST 2003

Cliff Wells <LogiplexSoftware at> writes:

> On Wed, 2003-06-18 at 09:02, Alexander Schmolck wrote:
> > Of course it does. My old code will automatically *also* be available under
> > the new license. If you can't see how this might be a problem, think about how
> > happy Trolltech would be for example, if they found that their GPL'ed code
> > effectively became available under, say, a BSD style license.
> > 
> > If you don't want to place trust on the FSF and specify a specific version
> > number than you might still find yourself in trouble, because your GPL'ed code
> > will effectively become license incompatible to everything else (that's also
> > GPLed) over the years, possibly including newer versions of GPL'ed libraries
> > it is using itself.
> I can see the headlines now: "Stallman suddenly [...] claims
> ownership of GNU/Linux(tm) [...]"
already happened :)

> I'll go ahead and file this under "Paranoid Fantasy".
> Regards,


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