On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 1:57 AM, Ryan Lane <rlane(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
If there's a crucial bot or tool that uses a
proprietary license and the
benefactor decides to revoke its license, what do we do?
I don't think licenses usually work that way.
If I share some code under an open source license, I can't later
decide to revoke it.
Similarly, if I share some application or library under a freeware
license (gratis, but not open source), I think I can't later decide to
just revoke it (unless the original license terms clearly stated that
I can do that, or unless it was a time-limited license to begin with).
I can decide to put later versions of the software under different
terms but that's all I can do.