Partial OpenSource products/licenses?

John Cowan jcowan at
Wed Oct 2 17:40:50 UTC 2002

Lewis Collard scripsit:

> Couldn't you use the GPL too for this purpose? If you are the copyright
> holder for the entire code is there anything stopping you from releasing
> modified versions under different licenses?

You could, but "once GPL, always GPL"; there would be no way to incorporate
open improvements into the closed version.

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