Implications for switching licenses mid-stream
cowan at ccil.org
Thu Apr 24 13:23:16 UTC 2008
Rick Moen scripsit:
> Quoting Chris Zumbrunn (chris at czv.com):
> > 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?
Conduct may be non-tortious and yet ineffective for lack of the relevant
legal power. For example, it is not a tort for me to write a will that
purports to dispose of your property as well as mine, but those clauses
of the will aren't going to make anything happen after I die, because
I lack the relevant legal power.
John Cowan cowan at ccil.org
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