GPL revokability

Ron Teitelbaum ron at
Tue May 10 12:01:38 UTC 2011

Hi all,


I saw this:

And this: (see: Holy Cow it is legal)
7899#c667903 as an explanation as to why irrevocable was added to v3.


I recently had a conversation with someone who said that you can apply GPL
and then revoke it later.


How settled is this question?  Is there anything new on this front that
isn't already covered by the articles above (i.e. since 2006).


Can you release something GPL and then revoke it such that people that
already received the license cannot continue to use it.


Thank you for your help!




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