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From "Zisch (Matthias Meier), NetHorizon AG" <>
Subject Re: Image Serializers
Date Tue, 11 Apr 2000 14:42:51 GMT
Hi Stefano,

>> What in the world is wrong with the LGPL? code that links against it can
>> have any license whatsoever, we just have to release any modifications we
>> might make to the original library under the LGPL. As viral licenses go, I
>> think LGPL is a good one and we shouldn't hesitate to rely on packages
>> released under it.
>It's not a problem with me or you or anybody that understood the "idea"
>behind open source. But as far as the ASF goes, there are things that
>simply can't work once you have a xGPL license. Problems include people
>from big companies that can't work on a project because a little clause
>in a stupid library says that if you do, all that companies pattents
>must be freely licenced to the FSF or something like that.

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