Subject: Re: EROS license
From: Russell Nelson <>
Date: Sun, 27 Jun 1999 22:21:32 -0400 (EDT)

DJ Delorie writes:
 > > I'm trying to convince Ian (and presumably others) that they benefit
 > > from encouraging authors to give up most of their proprietary rights
 > > in return for the ability to dual-license.
 > Except that Ian is describing the contributor's point of view, where
 > giving up rights to the original author doesn't usually benefit the
 > contributor (except, perhaps, very indirectly).

Except that it may be the difference between the software being free
or being proprietary.

"May".  That's the key.  Ian is acting as if "may" is "may never".

 > Can we match this up with real life experience?

Well, sure.  Mozilla.

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