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From Jacob Kjome <h...@visi.com>
Subject Re: Open source licensing (was RE: Configuration GUI)
Date Wed, 12 Feb 2003 15:54:12 GMT

I guess I'll have to take a closer look myself and digest some of these 
issues before commenting further.

thanks for the pointer to the discussion.


At 03:30 PM 2/12/2003 +0100, you wrote:

>Having just looked at the LGPL more closely, it may be almost as viral as 
>the GPL.
>See also http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?t=104477225500003&r=1&w=2
>At 08:14 12.02.2003 -0600, you wrote:
>>Hi Ceki,
>>I concur with your sentiments.
>>I don't know the details of Apache's dislike for the LGPL licence but, on 
>>the face of it, it seems just silly.  It is obvious to anyone and 
>>everyone what intent an author has when he/she puts their library under 
>>LGPL.  It is meant to be freely useable and freely distributable with no 
>>intent to limit ones options in usage of the library (unlike the 
>>GPL).  Apache needs to work this out.  How can they, on the one hand, 
>>allow utilization of Sun's JDK which is more restrictive than any open 
>>source license and, on the other hand, restrict the use of an, obviously, 
>>open license like LGPL?  This sort of in-fighting doesn't help anyone in 
>>the open source community and probably gives companies like Microsoft 
>>pretty good chuckle (more like a belly laugh!).
>>What a ridiculous problem to have!  This is not what open source 
>>licensing is about.
>>At 11:55 AM 2/12/2003 +0100, you wrote:
>>>My suggestion would be to use BSD or MIT. Obviously, Apache license is 
>>>more than fine. Also check out the Open Software License. 
>>>http://opensource.org is a good source of further information.
>>>LPGL is apparently not acceptable although I would not be able to 
>>>explain the reasons with a straight face.
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