Subject: Re: Mechanics of Contributing with a New License
From: Chris Zumbrunn <>
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2005 16:17:03 +0200

On Jul 24, 2005, at 2:39 PM, Alex Bligh wrote:

> On 24 July 2005 10:33 +0200 Chris Zumbrunn <> wrote:
>> A contributor cannot relicense code covered under the OVPL. This is 
>> the
>> case with any license. Only the copyright holder can relicense code.
> Only the copyright holder can relicense the code (from a very technical
> point of view), but someone to whom a perpertual worldwide 
> non-exclusive
> sublicenseable license is given (i.e. the ID under the OVPL) can
> sublicense under any license, which achieves in practice the nearly
> the same thing (even though they are not the copyright holder for
> modifications). The difference (of course) is that the original
> copyright holder can still license his work under any terms he wants
> (subject of course to his reliance on licenses of any work he 
> modified).

sublicense != relicense