[sylpheed:32198] Re: [PATCH] Sylpheed should save his state when killed by signals

Petr Kovar pknbe at volny.cz
Mon Apr 14 03:01:46 JST 2008

Paul <claws at thewildbeast.co.uk>, Sun, 13 Apr 2008 18:03:31 +0100:

> On Sun, 13 Apr 2008 17:34:19 +0200
> Petr Kovar <pknbe at volny.cz> wrote: 
> > It surely can, but the GPL3-licensed work authors' consent is needed.
> That is, consent to be re-licensed.

Yes, from the legal point of view, the consent is needed. But then again
from the ethical point of view, perhaps the GPL 2 & GPL 3 incompatibility
shouldn't be a blocker in the FOSS development. So it would be nice if the
authors of the derivative work would be content to take necessary legal
steps to be able to use the GPL3-licensed work (that takes advantage of the
original work) in the original work (when requested). Just my 2 and a half
cents though.

> > I'm pretty sure the authors of Claws Mail had needed a Hiro's consent
> > before the GPL 2 to GPL 3 re-licensing took place, hadn't they?
> There's the phrase "either version 2 of the License, or (at your option)
> any later version."

Yeah, you're right. I forgot that cunning addition present in most of
FOSS license applicability terms. ;-)

Petr Kovar

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