> You mean instead of, say "if you violate the terms of this license all
> other rights granted to you are immediately revoked" to put "if you
> violate this license, your rights are revoked, unless you ask for
> forgiveness in which case we will warm to you, decide you're not all bad
> after all, and relicense you" ;)
>> Even worded seriously, I think such a clause would cause the license to be
> taken less seriously.
Nobody has suggested the inclusion of such a clause. What I was saying
is that - to my knowledge - any breach of a lisence can only be put
right within the terms of the license. Which would mean the body in
violation of the license would be legally obliged to abide by the terms
of the license, regardless of whether or not "forgiveness" is granted.
And I don't believe that even the author can relicense software which he
has already distributed under a GPL license.
Anyway, that's all I have to say on this matter. I can almost hear the
sigh of relief from some people. ;)
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