Re: Proposed: evolution (copyright assignment)

On Thu, 2004-07-22 at 11:02 -0400, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-07-22 at 08:07, James M. Cape wrote:
> > The real question is whether or not copyright assignment allows for
> > retroactive license changes. If yes, then that could be a problem. If
> > no, then the community can always fork from the date before the license
> > change, so copyright assignment is not a threat.
> Yes, forking is definitely always possible; the GPL can't be revoked
> retroactively.

So then any copyright assignment is really irrelevant as the software
can always continue to be free, even in the absolute worst-case

Groovy. :-)


    Jim Cape

    "If even one reporter had stood up during a pre-Iraq Bush press
     conference last year and shouted, `Bullshit!' it might have made a
        -- Matt Taibbi, New York Press

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