PROPOSAL: licensing guidelines
quinlan at transmeta.com
Wed May 17 13:03:35 PDT 2000
>>> 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.
Shaya Potter <spotter at yucs.org> writes:
> Actually I think he doesn't look at it this same wasy was you. The LGPL
> (in his view) is when their's already good "closed" versions of that
> library, so that if you'd GPL the library no one would use it b/c of the
> "viral" nature, since they have alternatives. The GPL should be used in
> all other cases.
> see http://www.fsf.org/philosophy/why-not-lgpl.html
It's a free country, we can have our own view. If it allows us to
meet our goals more easily, we should have our own view.
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