@sir there are a lot of cases here [1] and they don't all seem bad? Mozilla for example. If the license has been around forever, the risk of needing to relicense seems minimal, but for newish licenses I think I'd want to leave open the possibility of fixing mistakes.
[1] en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Softwa

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@skybrian relicensing can be done without a CLA, you just need to contact the original authors, tell them the plan and obtain their consent, then rewrite any code from anyone who doesn't consent. Generally the latter camp is pretty small, if your cause is just. In the vorbis example, the argument is strong for encouraging the adoption of free codecs at the expense of loosening the license of the implementation.

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