FDL University-courses II

fabrice bauzac fabrice.bauzac at wanadoo.fr
Sun Jul 28 16:52:03 UTC 2002

On Sun, Jul 28, 2002 at 02:28:24PM +0100, Rui Miguel Seabra wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 17, 2002 at 08:28:33AM +0200, Achim D. Brucker wrote:

> > But, the author is not bound to the GPL for the further use of the
> > program. He could stop distributing it, distribute it under a
> > non-free licence or whatever he wants. Remark, that this is only
> > valid as long, as he is the only copyright holder of the source
> > (or all copyright holder agree in the re-licening).  A prominent
> > example would be mysql, which copyright is completely held by
> > MySQL AB. You can get mysql under the terms of the GPL, but your
> > are also able, to by it under an non-free licence (e.g. for using
> > it in a non-free project and thus avoiding the viral nature of the
> > GPL).

Then, assigning the copyright to the FSF would solve the problem.  Can
anyone decide on her own to assign her program's copyright to the FSF?

fabrice bauzac
Software should be free.  http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/why-free.html

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