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    SubjectRe: Fwd: That whole "Linux stealing our code" thing
    Adrian Bunk wrote:
    > On Sat, Sep 01, 2007 at 01:37:18PM -0400, Constantine A. Murenin wrote:
    >
    >> On 01/09/07, Jeff Garzik <jeff@garzik.org> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Constantine A. Murenin wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> This will hopefully help diminish certain myths about the code licensing.
    >>>>
    >>> What myth? The myth that Theo understands dual licensing?
    >>>
    >> Reyk's code was never dual licensed, so it's not like it even matters
    >> to the original dispute.
    >>
    >
    > It's no longer dual licenced in the FreeBSD tree because the FreeBSD
    > people removed the GPL choice of the dual licenced code 3 months ago.
    >
    > So all of Theo's accusations of people breaking the law by making this
    > dual licenced code GPL-only apply as well to the FreeBSD people...
    >

    Sigh, why actually check the facts when you can make them up. The code
    in question is my code. It has my copyright (modulo bits shared with
    onoe-san who was consulted on the switch from dual-bsd/gpl to bsd only
    in freebsd). Of course what was amusing was how after I changed the
    license on the current code in freebsd certain folks retroactively
    applied the license changes to code that was 3 years old.

    But is there a point to all this nonsense? I dual-licensed the code so
    folks could adopt and use it however they saw fit. As I've said before
    I don't care what people do with the work I give away so long as they
    don't claim it's their own.

    >
    >> That said, I don't see what exact wording you consider inaccurate.
    >>
    >
    > Both the FreeBSD and Linux people draw the logical conclusion that this
    > "Alternatively" means everyone can always choose to remove one of the
    > two choices alternatively offered.
    >
    > According to Theo, that is "breaking the law"...
    >
    >

    I've yet to see "FreeBSD people" speak up so again you're just spouting
    jibberish. I am speaking up as the author of the code that set the dual
    license in place. I have the definitive say and I have said that any of
    my code that is dual-licensed can be made gpl only.

    Sam

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