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Re: Vita Nuova Liberal Source License falsely claims Free Software compa
Re: Vita Nuova Liberal Source License falsely claims Free Software compatibility
Thu, 03 Feb 2005 21:13:58 -0500
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Adam <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> The problem is that section 8.4 of the license seems to contradict the FSF's
> definition if Free Software.
> 8.4. VITA NUOVA may from time to time and at its sole dis-
> cretion publish a revised and/or new version of this
> LICENCE which shall then govern the licensing of all
> copies of LICENSED SOFTWARE supplied by VITA NUOVA
> after the posting of such revised or new licence.
It sounds like the new license would only apply to copies downloaded
after the new license was published. If you received a copy before
that, the old license terms would still apply to you. I don't see a
problem with this. It's just like GPLv1 -> GPLv2.