Python Cannot be Killed

Cliff Wells LogiplexSoftware at earthlink.net
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".

Regards,

-- 
Cliff Wells, Software Engineer
Logiplex Corporation (www.logiplex.net)
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