Implications for switching licenses mid-stream

Rick Moen rick at
Thu Apr 24 08:39:28 UTC 2008

Quoting Chris Zumbrunn (chris at

> Right, which is why I wrote that if the project leader doesn't cause  
> injury to contributors, he could get away with switching between  
> permissive licenses. But that doesn't mean he actually has the legal  
> right to relicense. 

Actually, yes, it does.  What do you think "absence of a tort" means?

(I'm not sure I want to know what you believe on that point, honestly.  
However, I think the point is reasonably clear.)

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