Re: Theo de Raadt on Relicensing BSD Code (mod -5/39)
by Anonymous Coward (18.104.22.168) on Thu Sep 13 08:21:08 2007 (GMT)
No, it won't become unusable. As far as I can see the dual license will cause the following: Anyone can use either license, you just can't remove either license. So if Reyk likes some changes in the dual licensed version he will have to add the dual license as well.
But what is the point of adding the dual license? Anyone can choose either license, so anyone who wants to can choose to the most liberal license, the BSD license.
Adding the dual license is license graphiti. It adds nothing functional and is mighty confusing for everyone.
I'd really like it if people who want to contribute code to another coders project would respect the opinion of that coder and simply submit the changes under the same license. I mean... they're all free licenses!
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