Python Cannot be Killed

Cliff Wells LogiplexSoftware at
Wed Jun 18 22:19:08 CEST 2003

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 changes GPL and claims
ownership of GNU/Linux(tm), demands 1 billion dollars from SCO for
shipping GPL'd software and that Linus Torvalds change his name to
'Little Richard'"

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


Cliff Wells, Software Engineer
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