[M3devel] parse.c licensing question, dual?

Rodney M. Bates rodney_bates at lcwb.coop
Mon Jun 27 22:26:39 CEST 2016

On 06/27/2016 03:19 PM, Jay K wrote:
> Thank you. I was hoping that. So parse.c isn't stuck if it had an answer, and m3-def isn't stuck because I wrote it (possibly derived from DEC -- it is closely related to the rest of m3cg).
> But parse.c might be ownerless and stuck?

Isn't there some law that if more than 25% of a work is changed, it ceases
to be a derived work but becomes a new work by the changer?  If so, I would
guess the current parse.c would meet this criterion, and I think Jay would
own it, since I think he has done the majority of the changes.


>    - Jay
> ----------------------------------------
>> Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2016 22:17:38 +0200
>> From: lemming at henning-thielemann.de
>> To: jay.krell at cornell.edu
>> CC: hosking at purdue.edu; m3devel at elegosoft.com
>> Subject: Re: [M3devel] parse.c licensing question, dual?
>> On Mon, 27 Jun 2016, Jay K wrote:
>>> Can the owner relicense parse.c,
>> Sure, the owner can always relicense.
>>> or it is stuck with GPL because it links to gcc?
>> He can choose any license that is compatible with GPL.
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Rodney Bates
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