Subject: RE: For Approval: BSD License, PostgreSQL Variant
From: "Lawrence Rosen" <lrosen@rosenlaw.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2007 22:08:23 -0700

> FWIU, any owner can alter the licensing terms as long as he is responsible
> to the other owners for any profits or losses as a result.  In OSS, that's
> normally not an issue.

I didn't mean "joint authors". I meant "contributing authors." Sorry for the
confusion. /Larry


> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Cowan [mailto:cowan@ccil.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2007 9:38 PM
> To: Lawrence Rosen
> Cc: 'License Discuss'
> Subject: Re: For Approval: BSD License, PostgreSQL Variant
> 
> Lawrence Rosen scripsit:
> 
> > John, you and I agree on the fundamental rule that licenses can't be
> changed
> > without the unanimous consent of the authors or copyright owners. I
> wasn't
> > suggesting that rule be revoked.
> 
> Oh?
> 
> FWIU, any owner can alter the licensing terms as long as he is responsible
> to the other owners for any profits or losses as a result.  In OSS, that's
> normally not an issue.
> 
> --
> John Cowan       http://www.ccil.org/~cowan        <cowan@ccil.org>
>         You tollerday donsk?  N.  You tolkatiff scowegian?  Nn.
>         You spigotty anglease?  Nnn.  You phonio saxo?  Nnnn.
>                 Clear all so!  `Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)