[PATCH] license: allow all future versions of the GNU GPL

Hongli Lai hongli at phusion.nl
Sat Oct 26 09:54:32 UTC 2013

On Sat, Oct 26, 2013 at 9:58 AM, Eric Wong <normalperson at yhbt.net> wrote:
> There is currently no GPLv4, so this change has no effect at the
> moment.
> In case the GPLv4 arrives and I am not alive to approve/review it,
> the lesser of evils is have give blanket approval of all future GPL
> versions (as published by the FSF).  The worse evil is to be stuck
> with a license which cannot guarantee the Free-ness of this project
> in the future.
> This unfortunately means the FSF can theoretically come out with
> license terms I do not agree with, but the GPLv2 and GPLv3 will
> always be an option to all users.

Don't you need approval from all contributors, including Zed, to be
able to do something like this?

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