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Re: Additional promise to the MCA
Hi Monty, Henrik
On 07/10/2009, at 12:34 AM, Michael Widenius wrote:
I still think it's quite long and not much easier to understand that
what we have now:
"Monty Program Ab agrees that when it dual licenses code, it will not
restrict the way the third party licensee uses the licensed copy of
the code nor restrict how they use their own code. "
In that case you might as well just keep it all GPL or BSD and sell it
rather than dual licensing?
Then the recipient has all the normal GPL or BSD rights and
obligations that apply to the rest of the code anyway, without need
for extra licensing texts.
Dual would only make sense for discrete/distinct components, but even
there it might be easier to just have it be GPL or BSD.
People come back to the original company for expertise/customisation
anyway, as they're the experts. As long as the service is good.
There's also no incentive to like republish stuff, as that wouldn't be
the core business of the client company. They wouldn't have interest
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