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Re: Can a recipients rights under GNU GPL be revoked?




On 1/27/19 6:23 AM, rhkramer@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
> I don't disagree with what is stated here (but I have a headache and didn't 
> read it carefully), but, even without reading carefully, I believe that the 
> original author of a package could do something like create further 
> modifications to the code and create a non-free version of the code.
> 
> Assuming that is correct, people using (or basing modifications) on the 
> (presumably) older free version could continue to use and develop based on 
> that, but would not have rights to that new non-free version.

This is correct, and happens all the time.

-Matt