On Sat, 27 Oct 2001, James Cameron wrote: > On Fri, Oct 26, 2001 at 11:27:35AM -0400, Dave Ahn wrote: > > James, perhaps it's time to revisit this licensing issue and either > > rerelease netrek under an existing OSS license or create our own. > > I agree, and I prefer rereleasing under an existing OSS license, but I > have no idea how this is done. Is it simply a matter of sticking the > GPL on it and thus violating the 'without fee' clause of the old > license? > > I suspect I am not qualified to make this judgement. I'll need some > opinions. Everything I have read about this indicates that you need the permission of ALL the copyright holders in order to distribute their work under a different license. Of course that will never happen with netrek. I doubt anyone even knows who all the copyright holders are! This is why orginizations like the FSF require that all contrbutors sign over their copyright to the FSF.