[opensource-dev] A note on preserving "NO WARRANTY" for SL TPV developers

Carlo Wood carlo at alinoe.com
Thu Apr 1 04:04:13 PDT 2010

On Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 04:06:52PM +0000, Gareth Nelson wrote:
> LL as copyright holder (or joint holder) can change the GPL with extra
> restrictions as much as they like - so long as they make it clear.

That would be EXTREMELY against the spirit of open source and the use
of GPL. It would also make it impossible for any TPV to use their code
anymore: TPV's added patches that are pure-GPL. LL does not have copyright
on those patches, so those remain GPL. Therefore it is not possible
to link code resulting from those patches with code that is GPL+TPVP,
which would be non-GPL because it has extra restrictions.

Thus, if this is true (or if they'd do that in the future) then it is
EXTERMELY important to understand; because it DOES mean that all TPV's
have to stop using any additional code released by LL after 30 April 2010.

Carlo Wood <carlo at alinoe.com>

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