Nees help selecting a license

John Cowan jcowan at
Tue Apr 8 15:06:54 UTC 2003

Christophe Dupre scripsit:

> It seems to me that TrollTech is already doing something similar, but what
> isn't clear to me si how to deal with 3rd party patch submission. Clearly,
> we would not be the copyright owner of those patches, and so wouldn't have
> the right to sell commercial licenses for them, yet we'd like to not have
> to maintain two versions of the code.

Do what the FSF does: don't accept any patches without a written assignment
of copyright to you.  (It has to be in writing, or the magic doesn't work.)

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Once put the rest of us dowan.          [on xml-dev]
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    If it only had metre      
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