[GRASS-dev] r.terraflow license

nicholas.g.lawrence at mainroads.qld.gov.au nicholas.g.lawrence at mainroads.qld.gov.au
Mon Oct 29 20:26:27 EDT 2007

> > Brad Douglas wrote:
> > However, we may want to augment the
> > statement to say "(v2)" instead of, "(>=v2)".  GPLv3 exists and there
> > has been no consensus on using it (although, the GRASS statement
> > we already do).

> Glynn Clements
> If we were to remove the "or any later version" text, we would quickly
> forfeit the right to subsequently adopt a later version, as any
> contributions would be assumed to be licensed under "v2 only" terms.
> If we ever wanted (or needed[1]) to adopt a later version, we would
> have to obtain explicit consent to do so.

One option is for authors to donate their code to a foundation (is there
a GRASS foundation or trust?) that has the power to re-release the code
under an appropriate liscence. This way, if something unfortunate were
to happen to an author, the foundation would be able to gracefully handle
software liscencing issues in the future.


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