Gerry Reno | 1 Feb 19:55 2011
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Re: [Pkg-x2go-devel] Getting things started with x2goclient

On 02/01/2011 01:45 PM, John A. Sullivan III wrote:
> On Tue, 2011-02-01 at 12:28 -0500, Gerry Reno wrote:
>   
>> On 02/01/2011 08:22 AM, Mike Gabriel wrote:
>> <snip>However, since 3.4 is reported to be the last
>>     
>>>> GPL'ed version of these libraries, from now on, the community needs to
>>>> do this upstream work independently from the actual upstream:
>>>>
>>>> http://www.nomachine.com/news-read.php?idnews=331
>>>>         
>>
>>
>> Unless NoMachine completely rewrote the NX libs from scratch they cannot
>> change the license nor can they fail to provide any updates made to that
>> code base.  Once the GPL license is on a code base ALL derivatives that
>> are distributed in any manner are covered under the GPL no matter who
>> makes them.
>>
>>     
> <snip>
> I'm not sure if that's true if they also own all the copyrights or at
> least unlimited rights to all submitted code.  Then they can simply
> issue the entire code body under a different license.  At least that's
> the way I think it works and why some organizations are quite adamant
> about having full rights to all submissions even if they do not own the
> copyright - John
>
>   

And that is exactly what some "commercial" open source companies are
using to actually benefit (exploit) open source and then after the
project is so far along then they adopt a closed license and screw the
open source community.

Regards,
Gerry

Gmane