Re: Can a recipients rights under GNU GPL be revoked?
- Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2019 14:43:04 +0100 (CET)
- From: Matthew Crews <mailinglists@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: 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.