[linux-elitists] Re: The GPLV3 Position... (and a suggestion to Jon Corbet)

Greg Sabino Mullane greg@turnstep.com
Tue Sep 26 15:28:47 PDT 2006


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> Has any project with real users ever successfully
> moved from a license with fewer restrictions to one
> with more?

Well MySQL did the whole "LGPL->GPL to make more $$" move a
while back. Judging by the backpedalling and quick introduction
of exceptions, I'm not sure I'd qualify it as a "success", but
it did manage to murky the GPL waters around MySQL more and
probably ultimately helped the company to sell more commercial
licenses.

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