On 01/19/2011 07:42 AM, Paul W. Frields wrote:
As the FAQ states:

"4: I want to release my work under GPL version 3 or under GPL version
2-only. Can I do so and host it on Drupal.org?

You can release your work under any GPL version 2 or later compatible
license, however, you may only check it into Drupal's CVS repository
if you are releasing it under the same license as Drupal itself, that
is, GPL version 2 or later. If you are unable or unwilling to do so,
do not check it into Drupal's CVS repository."

So if the module is carried in Drupal CVS, it *must* necessarily be
licensed GPLv2+.

Sorry to drag up such an old post... I'm way behind in email reading.

This caught my eye and I had to respond.

I'm no lawyer... however, doesn't the above quote from drupal make the entire codebase non-free?

For all intents and purposes... drupal is saying "use this license or get lost", which calls into question who really owns the code.

Is drupal effectively claiming ownership (and therefore licensing rights) over all of the code in their repository?

Or is this kind of arm twisting allowed by supposedly "free" licenses?

Lyos Gemini Norezel

P.S.- Sorry Paul... forgot to use "reply list" instead of "reply".