Just curious, why is what a 5 year-old article having to say with
regards to licensing at all
On Wed, 11 Mar 2009 01:20:18 -0700
prad <p...@towardsfreedom.com> wrote:
do people here have any thoughts on the two different licenses?
thank you everyone for your comments on this topic.
the links some of you provided were very interesting and helpful.
i had no idea there were so many licenses either!!!
it is a curious situation that the 'freedom' which insists on
propagating itself (gpl), can be argued to be not really free, while
'freedom' without such a restriction can permit its own termination.
i like this summation the best:
"The bottom line is, the GPL is not anti-commercial or anti-
capitalistic; it is only anti-proprietary. The BSD license, on the
other hand, is very unrestrictive, and allows proprietary knockoffs.
Which you choose depends on what you need and what you value. There's
nothing more to it than that."
now off to establish what we value ...
These licenses aren't worth the paper they are printed on until tested
in court. The Monsoon
Multimedia/BusyBox lawsuit, which was started years after this article
was written, is far
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