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From Ted Dunning <ted.dunn...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Licensing Issue
Date Fri, 26 Jun 2015 06:50:32 GMT
Stefan,

In order to "open source" something, you have to define what you mean by
"open source".  If you mean that anybody can do anything at all with the
code including claim it as their own, then you mean to put it into the public
domain <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_domain>.

If you mean anything else at all, then you have to specify what you mean.
Even if all you want to say is that people have to admit that you wrote the
code, you have to specify that.

The way that you specify what you want is to pick or write a license.



On Thu, Jun 25, 2015 at 1:29 PM, Stefan Reich <
stefan.reich.maker.of.eye@googlemail.com> wrote:

> Please - can we all stop using "licenses" and just open source everything?
> Progress is waiting for us.
>
> BTW, I am now adding all (!) programming languages to the realm of AI.
> (Meaning they can then be programmed automatically.) tinybrain.blog.de
>
> Cheers
> Stefan
> Am 21.06.2015 00:51 schrieb "Lewis John Mcgibbney" <
> lewis.mcgibbney@gmail.com>:
>
> > Hi Folks,
> > I am looking for some advice here.
> > We are currently in conversation about potentially transitioning the
> Joshua
> > project [0] to the foundation. Our current conversation is ongoing at
> [1].
> > From one of the key developers of Joshua, the following question has
> arose;
> > There is an issue with an LGPL'd library for handling language models
> > (KenLM
> > <https://github.com/kpu/kenlm>). There is an alternative (BerkeleyLM),
> but
> > it is not actively maintained any more and is not quite as good as KenLM
> in
> > a few key respects. A quick glance at the incubator page suggests that
> this
> > dependency would keep the project from becoming a full-fledged one. Can
> you
> > comment on this?
> > Thanks for any input folks
> > Lewis
> >
> > [0] http://joshua-decoder.org/
> > [1] https://github.com/joshua-decoder/joshua/issues/204
> >
> > --
> > *Lewis*
> >
>

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