BSD, Gav, LGPL, Jeremy, and business

Roger Fujii rmf at
Sat Feb 16 18:24:55 CST 2002

> > if you have to give out an unlimited, royalty free license to your
> > work, I think it's not unfair to say that you have given up your
> > copyright protection.  As the copyright holder, it's true that you
> > can relicense it to suit other licenses, but it's not clear to me
> > that you can clearly make a copyright infringment case if there is
> > an LGPLed copy in the public.
> Well if somebody uses my work in a way either not permitted by LGPL
> or explicitly permited by me through some other license I can't see
> why I can't sue.

But the point I'm trying to make is that I can be in violation of
your RELICENSE.  I can make a claim that YOUR work is 
covered by the *GPL, so that your RElicense to me doesn't apply.  
If this holds, then my original statement that you gave up your
copyright protection holds.


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