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Re: Feedback on free software licence

From: John Hasler
Subject: Re: Feedback on free software licence
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2005 12:29:06 -0600
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Tristan writes:
> However, I believe that such a licence would break compatibility with the
> GPL (and probably most other free software licences).  Am I correct?


> I suppose this might discourage people from contributing to the
> project...

It would discourage me.

> ...and would also preclude the inclusion of or linking to GPL-covered
> third-party code.

If you included any of my code you would hear from my lawyer.

You might want to look at one of the other licenses such as the MPL.  Try
to avoid writing your own.
John Hasler
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI USA

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