Subject: Re: Request opinion on proposed license
From: Ernest Prabhakar <>
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2004 10:01:59 -0700

Hi Kevin,

On Jul 29, 2004, at 4:08 AM, Kevin Halle wrote:
>    Thus, I propose a new license which modifies the GPL.  It
> carries the same language, with the one exception that a
> third-party organisation is named which has the power to
> negotiate with commercial entities.

I'm confused.  Why does this modification need to be in the GPL itself, 
rather than a more traditional dual-licensing model?

It sounds to me almost as if you want all derived works to grant 
*copyright* to the originating entity, so that it can freely relicense 
those mods under a different license.   Is that your intent, or am I 
completely missing your point?

-- Ernie P.