On Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 17:48 Bob Beck <b...@obtuse.com> wrote:

> Honestly, anyone who gets one of these should say no
>
> what would you all think if people quietly took derived works of software
> licensed under one license and took silence as assent to relicense
>
> Does this mean that with an unanswered email i can now release my re
> licensed as ISC version of gcc?  or the linux kernel?
>
> This sort of action just means that any software you write can be
> plagiarized against your will if you did not find out about it in time.
>
> thats really not cool
>
> If you write software this is not a world you want to live in.   Even if
> it does mean a anyone who can fork a github repo could get rid of the GPL
> after a period of non response from an author (dont go on vacation). As
> much as I might not agree with the GPL personally, I respect someones right
> to release thier work under a license and have it respected. without having
> to constantly answer emails and click web links telling people no
>
>
>
> On Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 10:58 Theo de Raadt <dera...@openbsd.org> wrote:
>
> > > The start suggests they want to privately collect sufficient consensus
> > > to pass their agenda.  They appear to be considering all actions in
> > > the tree (including mine) on equal grounds.
> >
> > I already sent them a clear "NO, i explicitly object to relicensing
> > any of my contributions."
> >
> > If any of you care about the possibility of merging future OpenSSL
> > improvements to LibreSSL and OpenBSD, i suggest you do the same.
> >
> > Similarly, if any of you dislike publishing their own code under Apache
> 2.
>
> There has been no discussion amongst the greater community of
> developers as to which license to take.  Apache 2 has come as an edict
> from Rich Salz.
>
> There has also been no statement from the original authorship that this
> is the way to go.
>
> I suspect there is a lack of approval from some, and manufacturing
> consent in volume is the approach being taken.
>
>
> Apparently lawyers are being paid to help them push this through.  Is
> that being paid for by donations people gave after Heartbleed?  Is
> this why people donated?
>
>

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