On Fri, Jun 20, 2003 at 11:46:30AM -0700, Lee Thompson wrote:
> I noticed the discussion on licensing never reached a conclusion, has a
> decision been made?
I asked about GPL vs. LGPL on a number of lists and I got a bunch of
conflicting answers. Google could probably find the discussion now.
I find LGPL more ambiguous and the discussion of "libraries" bugs me
because I don't see a difference in using the swish-e library vs. the
Every place I asked there was debate about if GPL would force other code
into open source or GPL. Especially with swish-e where it's possible to
consider it a separate tool. And there were people that pointed out
that nobody knows because it's never been tested in court. As I
commented before, the swish-e legal budget is limited.
I prefer GPL, for lack of better understanding of LGPL (and due to the
confusion I found when asking about LGPL). I also noticed that
other similar programs were GPL not LGPL. A few people also commented
that a GPL project could be offered with another license by request.
There were a few examples of projects that have done that, but I can't
remember those examples at this time.
Now, the only thing that is clear is that I'm happy I'm not a lawyer.
Received on Sat Jun 21 15:18:24 2003