Subject: Re: EROS license
From: shapj@us.ibm.com
Date: Mon, 28 Jun 1999 10:48:24 -0400

Just a thought:

I believe that FSF reserves the right to create new versions of GPL, and that
their recommended copyright suggests "this or future versions."

I don't think they would do it, but in principle GPL 4.0 could be a proprietary
license.

My point is that the options for "cheating" by various parties are subtle, and
that our intuitions about what is "fair" sometimes do not correspond to what
issues really exist.

In the FSF case, it's okay because of reputation -- if I release under GPL, I
can elect to decide that I trust them.

Jonathan S. Shapiro, Ph. D.
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
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