Subject: Re: Releasing under OS, what License?
From: DJ Delorie <>
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2001 00:28:37 -0400

> >The GPL puts everyone on the same level wrt the sources - once
> >released, the author (original or otherwise) has no advantage over
> >anyone else.
> Almost - the copyright holder can still license the work to others under 
> another license (closed-source or BSD-style, for example), which is 
> something that GPL licensees can't do.

That's why I said "once released".  Obviously the author can relicense
however they want, but if *I* am the author (and since the thread is
about choosing a license, this should apply), I can effectively
prevent that :-)