In case you were wondering, using GPL licenses is how I signal to contributors my promise that the software is and shall always be open source, because I'm legally obligated to keep it that way.
That's what the GPL is for. Religious zealotry for permissive licenses is stupid.
@lanodan I'll assign copyright to the FSF just as soon as they use it even once to enforce the license
Until then I'll keep it under my own name so I can file the lawsuit when the time comes
@lanodan Copyright assignments to the FSF contain a clause that voids the contract if they make the contribution non-free. As it was explained to me, it was added in case there ever was a hostile takeover of the FSF.
Not all GNU packages choose to assign copyright to the FSF (that's up to the package author).
@sir "because I'm legally obligated to keep it that way"
That is only true if others contributed to the code under GPL. Otherwise, you could change license (but it would only really effect new versions, since you can not revoke GPL on already released stuff).
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