[Pkg-alsa-devel] Re: GPL version option for echomixer.c?
pochini at shiny.it
Sun Jan 22 18:59:50 UTC 2006
On Sat, 21 Jan 2006 18:44:02 +0100
Thomas Hood <jdthood at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> One of the programs differs from the others and that is the file echomixer.c,
> wherein you are listed as the author:
> * ALSA mixer console for Echoaudio soundcards.
> * Copyright (C) 2003 Giuliano Pochini <pochini at shiny.it>
> * This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
> * it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
> * the Free Software Foundation; version 2 of the License.
> I fully respect the author's right to choose the terms of his license. However,
> it is possible that you didn't intend to withhold the option that other authors
> granted to recipients of their programs. So I thought I would ask. Are you
> willing to give recipients the option to use a later version of the GPL or did
> you intentionally refrain from granting that option?
Yes, I did it to avid the risk that someone @fsf was crazy enough to publish
a new GPL that allows anything. It very unlikely of course, but I've seen a
lot of very unlikely things happen in the latest years. I read the v3 draft
and it think it's on the right way, even though it's still quite messy in
BTW, I don't see any problem of packing GPLv2 and GPLv2+ -licenced programs
toghether, but if it is a problem for you, I can change the licence
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