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From Assaf Arkin <ar...@exoffice.com>
Subject Re: ICU
Date Fri, 28 Jan 2000 01:27:46 GMT
Does anyone else get the feeling that open source is splitting into two
camps, the GPL and the non-GPL (BSD, MPL, other free licenses).

It might have started as a religion debate and a choice of freedom (as
in free to choose your definition of free), but we are getting to a
point where substantial code base exists out there that cannot be mixed.


Pierpaolo Fumagalli wrote:
> Guy Hulbert wrote:
> >
> > But BSD is a "free licence" and GPL'd and BDS licensed code can be freely
> > mixed (unlike NPL - i.e. Netscape - which is "free" but cannot be linked
> > with GPL'd code).  So, I don't care which one someone else chooses to use.
> > However, since I learned TeX and Emacs (about 1985) I've found that it is
> > worth my while to use tools based on free software.
> The dibate on "which license to choose" :) I think it's more like
> religion, rather than good code... For a number of particular reasons, I
> prefer BSD over GPL, but I think it's like a debate on god... I don't
> believe in anything, maybe you are Islamic... Does this make you (or me)
> a worse person??? :)
>         Pier
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Assaf Arkin                                           www.exoffice.com
CTO, Exoffice Technologies, Inc.                        www.exolab.org

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