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Re: [Fsuk-manchester] Strong Copyleft [WAS Re: Enjoyed the meeting]

From: Dave Page
Subject: Re: [Fsuk-manchester] Strong Copyleft [WAS Re: Enjoyed the meeting]
Date: Sat, 27 Aug 2011 09:17:48 +0100
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On Saturday 27 Aug 2011 09:06:39 Simon Ward wrote:

> As it is, it applies to all works, not just free software, and implying
> it affects free software more than any other work is stirring up FUD.
> If a diligent search¹ for an author does not find the author of free
> software, the result is the same as if the author of proprietary
> software isn’t found.

This could also benefit free software - it probably won't happen in the case 
of Linux, but one of the practical (rather than Linus' philosophical) reasons 
for not relicensing some free software as GPLv3 or GPLv2-or-later is that some 
of the authors can no longer be reached to provide consent for the 

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