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Re: Feedback on free software licence

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Feedback on free software licence
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2005 14:49:52 +0100

John Hasler wrote:
> 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?
> Yes.

No. GPL "incompatibility" is a myth. 

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

My, what a loss.

> > ...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.

And what say you (and/or your lawyer)?

> You might want to look at one of the other licenses such as the MPL.  Try
> to avoid writing your own.

Sun's CDDL is better version of MPL. Of course the CPL/EPL is the best.


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