Subject: Re: Dual licensing -- other wrinkles
From: John Cowan <>
Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2004 08:10:16 -0400

No Spam scripsit:

> B. If the user has paid and chooses to accept the code under BSD, a
> third party who has not paid cannot then use this code as BSD, since
> the header preamble denies him the choice. Instead he can still accept
> it under GPL.

The line "if the user has paid" is rather vague.  Paid whom, exactly?
Anyone?  Is it enough if I slip my brother-in-law a fin for passing me
the software?

John Cowan
[R]eversing the apostolic precept to be all things to all men, I usually [before
Darwin] defended the tenability of the received doctrines, when I had to do
with the [evolution]ists; and stood up for the possibility of [evolution] among
the orthodox -- thereby, no doubt, increasing an already current, but quite
undeserved, reputation for needless combativeness.  --T. H. Huxley
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