PROPOSAL: licensing guidelines

Dan Kegel dank at
Wed May 17 09:44:25 PDT 2000

Maurizio De Cecco wrote:
> Erik Troan <ewt at> 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.

- Dan

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