License Committee Report for December 2009

Josh Berkus josh at
Thu Dec 24 05:12:06 UTC 2009

On 12/23/09 3:02 PM, Russ Nelson wrote:
> then any copyright holder is free to
> license under any terms as long as they compensate all other copyright
> holders.

Realistically, I don't think we could *find* all copyright holders, let
alone compensate them.  You're talking about hundreds of people, some of
whom are deceased.  How much did the Mozilla license change cost?
Triple that.

If we were able to relicense, it would probably be under the standard
BSD license because of our history at UC Berkeley.  But we can't.

--Josh Berkus

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