[sword-devel] need help on a project

jonathon jonathon.blake at gmail.com
Sun Jan 27 19:17:48 MST 2008

Wade wrote:

>   BTW, you can indeed take previous GPL code and convert it to closed, but
> you must "fork" it to let that happen.

If you are the sole copyright holder of _all_ of the code, you can
release an update that has a different license.  If anybody else owns
the copyright of _any_ of that code, their consent has to be obtained,
prior to converting it to a different license.  (This is why the Linux
Kernel will remain under the GNU GPL 2.0 for the foreseeable future.

> and by example of what MySQL and others (such as Sun) have done.

Sun moved software to the GPL.  They do not move software from the GPL.



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