PROPOSAL: licensing guidelines
dank at alumni.caltech.edu
Wed May 17 09:44:25 PDT 2000
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 think he already understands. For libraries that must achieve
extremely wide deployment, and for which the GPL is too restrictive,
he has devised the LGPL.
Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem.
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