Re: When open source projects close the process, something's wrong
Posted by: Anonymous
on November 03, 2007 03:33 PM
You apparently missed the point of the article's author. Once the content is released under an open license, people can do whatever they want with it under the terms of the license. The copyright holder still retains all rights to do whatever he wants with his work, but he cannot retroactively invalidate the open license. He could stop distributing his work under the open license, but copies of the work obtained under the open license remain perfectly legal. So, in effect, the copyright holder doesn't have control over what people do with the work that has already been released under an open license, besides restrictions placed in the license itself.