PROPOSAL: licensing guidelines

Wichert Akkerman wichert at soil.nl
Wed May 17 08:44:33 PDT 2000


Previously Daniel Quinlan wrote:
> Yes, but we should not define an API for which there isn't any free
> software.

Could we please define free is DFSG (or OSD) compliant?

> Requiring the use of a GPL library would mean that commercial vendors
> wouldn't use that part of the standard, which defeats part of the
> purpose of having a standard base system.

The same reasoning prevents us from using motif with its current license.

Wichert.

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