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Date:      Fri, 3 Sep 1999 18:29:07 -0700
From:      "David Schwartz" <davids@webmaster.com>
To:        "David Scheidt" <dscheidt@tumbolia.com>
Cc:        <freebsd-chat@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   RE: Berkeley removes Advertising Clause
Message-ID:  <000001bef674$e16b08c0$021d85d1@youwant.to>
In-Reply-To: <Pine.NEB.3.96.990903195127.3110A-100000@shell-3.enteract.com>

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> Typically it says "Version 2 or any later version, at your option."  (I am
> too lazy to go look to seee what the actual wording is.)  But it doesn't
> mean that FSF can change your license to the code.  They can only increase
> your options -- but that does mean they could copy the BSD
> license terms or
> something similiar.
>
> David Scheidt

	What it does mean is that if the FSF ever wanted to sell someone code that
you wrote and GPLed, they could. They could simply issue a newer version of
the GPL that allowed that someone to do whatever it is that they wanted to
your code. Suddenly, your code would be licensed under those new terms.

	DS



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