snapd contribution license

Cláudio Sampaio patola at
Wed Jun 15 14:41:40 UTC 2016

On Wed, Jun 15, 2016 at 1:56 AM, thgntlmnfrmtrlfmdr <
thgntlmnfrmtrlfmdr at> wrote:

> > The ability to license
> something as non-open in the future doesn't change the fact that what is
> currently released is open.
> Right, but it *does* make it not copyleft. So is that really what it's
> doing or am I reading it wrong? Not that permissive is bad, I just want to
> know. Because it seems like they are making everyone's contributions
> essentially permissive open source. So if you wanted to contribute copyleft
> code to snapd, you couldn't. Also, I still don't know if *only* Canonical
> has that right to relicense contributions.

​Aren't you mixing things up? The CLA is *not* a license. It is an
agreement for licensing, so by itself it is not "open-source" or
"proprietary" - these terms do not apply.​

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