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Re: "Preferred form for making modifications"

From: John Hasler
Subject: Re: "Preferred form for making modifications"
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2006 07:45:27 -0600
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Bernd Jendrissek writes:
> Suppose I want to release some software but I either don't want to or
> cannot (my house burned down 10 years ago and I lost the source scenario)
> release source code for it.

> Is it still possible for (legal) recipients of my software to
> redistribute (potentially hex-hacked) copies under the GPL I grant them?

If you are the sole author you can simply re-release it under a license
such as the MIT that does not require source or under a modified GPL with a
"You are not required to provide source" clause.
John Hasler
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI USA

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