I understand that if someone chooses not to upgrade their software they are free to retain all license benefits of their existing software.
Please assume the following:
- XYZ software version 1.0 has an The MIT License
- XYZ software version 1.1 has a LGPL-3.0 License
- XYZpro software version 1.0 has a LGPL-3.0 License
- XYZ software version 1.1 is identical to XYZpro software version 1.0
XYZ software version 1.0 continues to work as always but requires a change to a LGPL-3.0 License in order to upgrade to version 1.1 and take advantage of new features. Does a user who upgrades from XYZ software version 1.0 to version 1.1 have identical licensing rights as someone who downloads XYZpro software version 1.0?
Basically I am asking if a license change upon upgrade would still retain any benefits (or restrictions) associated with the features contained in the previous version of the software before it was updated?
It seems clear that XYZpro software version 1.0 has a LGPL-3.0 License
Does XYZ software version 1.1 still retain any MIT License benefits for features not altered during the upgrade from XYZ software version 1.0?