[Haskell-cafe] Re: base-4 + gtk2hs-0.10.0 licensing

Matthijs Kooijman matthijs at stdin.nl
Thu Feb 26 05:53:41 EST 2009

Hi all,

> An easy thing to do here would be to get a written statement from the
> author about the interpretation with regard to what you intend to do -
> like Duncan posted.
AFAIK this only works when the code has a single author (or, you get a written
statement from each author). In practice, many open source projects have lots
of untrackable authors, each of which have contributed code only under the
terms of the license as it was published when they contributed. The main
project maintainer can't technically change the license (because that is what
a written statement about the intent really does) for the code it does not own
copyright over.


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