[Clipart] More ‘Public Domain’ Whims

Jochen Staerk jstaerk at usegroup.de
Tue Mar 24 06:13:27 PDT 2009

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> I don’t have a clue why he thinks you could do this?
I'm not an expert but when you publish something in license 1 and
anybody gets it, unless the license is restricted in time you can
perpetually use it under this license.

So I would say he published his work 1 in license 1, then the identical
work 2 in license 2, which does not revoke license 1 from work 1 if
somebody still has a copy. If he can prove that you downloaded it after
he changed license (=work 2, which is identical to work 1) he has a point.

Borland released their commercial "interbase" database in the GPL, I
think, and then said it was just a joke and put the commercial license
back on the next version. But somebody had a copy of the GPLed version
and that is how http://www.firebirdsql.org/ came into being.

kind regards,
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Jochen Stärk

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