Why Clang

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl
Wed Jun 20 21:57:24 UTC 2012

>> isn't it that once you release your own work as GPL you don't really own
>> this and even you cannot use it in closed source software?
> Releasing something as GPL does not mean you give up
> copyright. If I understood this whole thing correctly,
I'm not a lawyer but i repeat what i've read time ago, and .. that is a 
logical result.

> The act of releasing is, as far as I know, tied to a
> specific version of the "source tree" - the point from
> which others can see, download, use and modify the
> source counts. If I understand the GPL correctly, from
> that point (i. e. when contributions have taken place)
> you cannot turn the "result" into closed source.
> However, with your own work, you can.
thanks for explanation.

from what i know (still, possibly incorrent) if i am hired as a programmer 
and write a program, this program belong to the company and i couldn't use 
it everywhere at least officially.

I wasn't ever hired as a programmer (or fortunately, as anyone else) so it 
wasn't ever a problem for me. but that was my reasoning.

So - if authors of any project, no matter how numerous, will all 
without exception agree that they want to get rid of GPL, then - they 
always can turn it to BSD 
licenced ? am i right?

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