PROPOSAL: licensing guidelines
Keld Jørn Simonsen
Wed May 17 08:47:41 PDT 2000
On Wed, May 17, 2000 at 03:54:40PM +0200, Maurizio De Cecco wrote:
> Erik Troan <ewt at redhat.com> writes:
> > > - Clause 9. License Must Not Contaminate Other Software.
> > >
> > > While using the GPL for libraries is conformant with this OSD
> > > requirement, we do not want the runtime linking of any GPL
> > > libraries to be required for conformance with our standards.
> The standard define the API, while the licence cover the implementation, right ?
> Should this then translate that the standard should include only library APIs for which
> at least one Open Source that is not GPL implementation exists ?
> Who is going to explain this to Mr. Stallman ?
I do not think we can exclude GPL as an open source license.
And we should not exclude GPL-ed sources as reference implementations.
If we do, we do not have a kernel, as the Linux kernel is GPL.
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