Re: When open source projects close the process, something's wrong
Posted by: Anonymous
on November 03, 2007 03:35 PM
You are correct in saying that the author retains copyright when releasing under a free software license. However, when doing so he binds subsequent users to the terms of the license under which it is released if they wish to use the copyright materials. The terms of the two licenses under which Oxygen Icons were released permitted the use made of them by the packager so the authors, who got to pick the license under which they released and who could have also not released at all, have no beef. If they wanted more restrictions, they could have put them in the license.