how much right do I have on my project, if there are patches by others?

David Woolley forums at
Sat Jul 7 10:31:07 UTC 2007

John Cowan wrote:

> As you know, you can also ask the patch author to transfer the
> copyright; a third way is to ask for the patch to be licensed

However, most will not if they believe that their code might then be
used in a proprietary fork!

> under a permissive license such as the BSD license that is
> compatible with both the GPL and proprietary use.

David Woolley
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