PROPOSAL: licensing guidelines

Shaya Potter spotter at
Wed May 17 13:09:05 PDT 2000

On 17 May 2000, Daniel Quinlan wrote:

> >>> 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> 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
> 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.

I totally agree. (as well as with the opinion on not relying on GPL'd

Shaya Potter

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