From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1999/11/19
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Erik Naggum
| I have one particular question: is the author or copyright holder free to
| license the material to any comer on any basis _other_ than GPL or LGPL,
| whichever applies, once it has been GPL'ed?

* Michael Hudson <>
| Yes.  It would be an amazing legal feat if the GPL stopped this wouldn't
| it?

  not really -- most contracts have restrictions on which other contracts
  people can enter regarding the exact same material or time or work or
  whatever is involved.  I'm generally looking for the word "non-exclusive"
  and can't find it in the GPL.  but, yes, I'm pushing to make sure that we
  don't wind up with GPL'ed code that can't be used by "normal people", and
  that we all understand that GPL doesn't mean diddly-squat when it comes
  to what can be done between the legal owner of the code and whoever else
  he wants to deal with.

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