Why Clang

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl
Wed Jun 20 22:25:28 UTC 2012

> You're being paid to write a program for a customer. You

i don't talk that case, but if i am hired to write some part of program as 
an employer in software company.

>> 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?
> A general consensus of the issuers of the license ("continuous
> licensing") could maybe do that, I assume. Still there would
> be the possibility to create a fork (common means in open source
> when something needs to be changed that doesn't go well with
> "mainstream"), and that fork could keep the old license. Now
> there are two independent projects.

that is fine.

> BUT - as everyone is free to obtain, modify and re-issue GPL
> source code, I'm not sure such a consensus could be reached.
by creating a BSD licenced fork - constructed from parts written by all 
developers that - as you said - have personal right to their code.

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