snapd contribution license

Paul Sladen ubuntu at
Wed Jun 15 06:40:32 UTC 2016

On Wed, 15 Jun 2016, thgntlmnfrmtrlfmdr wrote:
> The thing is I don't see why [a custodian] would need or want the
> right to relicense things [...]

Classic example of a relicence from GPL to MIT/X11 was Mesa3D to
enable tight integration with the codebase.  This means we all
now have OpenGL bling-bling on our desktops.

> but it does make it not copyleft

If one gets some code under the GPL, it continues to be under the GPL.

(An upstream's CLA or lack of CLA has nothing to do with that.)


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