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Incorrect license used #66

neocotic opened this Issue Sep 2, 2016 · 0 comments


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neocotic commented Sep 2, 2016

Unfortunately, when I first created my understanding of open source licenses was limited and, even though I have always credited the author and referenced the original GPLv2 license of the bookmarklet (Make.text) on which was based, it it is not permissible to release modified GPLv2-licensed code under a different license (especially one as permissible as MIT).

Although the code of barely resembles that of the original bookmarklet anymore and I have had no requests from anyone to change the license, I cannot continue to distribute under MIT. v3.1 will have the license corrected to GPLv2.

However, I realize that GPLv2 is not ideal for everyone and that there's a lot of changes that I've wanted to make for a long time. Now that I'm freed up (slightly) and before I've got no time at all (👶), I'm going to completely rewrite from scratch with plugin support baked in. v4 will be an entire new code base -- not based on anything -- and so will be released under the MIT license and with a whole new name altogether (TBA 🌑).

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v3.1.0 #67

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Europa #68

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