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Re: Time to change our CLA

Opener B.V., Stefan Rijnhart
- 18/01/2016 11:53:32
On 18-01-16 10:23, Lionel Sausin wrote:
> If an author sued a distributor about mixing proprietary and OCA modules 
> he contributed to, I suppose OCA could relicense the modules as 
> AGPL+exceptions if they want to help.

Ouch. I'm thinking it would be quite controversial for the OCA to do
this. I've understood the 'mixing licenses if not depending is allowed'
statement as a specific interpretation of the AGPL, but if an author
sues and a judge decides on what is the correct interpretation, then I
think this statement should be retracted instead of changing the license.

BTW. 'AGPL+Exception' is not OSI approved, so it would have to be LGPL
but that is besides the point.