>>> Michael "R." Bernstein wrote
> Unless I've misunderstood something (which is certainly possible), DC
> doesn't seem to have anything to lose by switching from a BSD style
> license to the GPL (or a GPL style license with an additional optional
> attribution clause), and quite a bit to gain.

They will probably lose developer mindshare. Given how important 
this is to Zope's growth (and to DC's growth, as a result), this 
is far far more important than the karma from switching to the 
far less flexible GPL. 

Your argument seems to be that DC would want to control other companies
ability to make distributions derived from Zope - unless they've been 
hiding this nefarious plan from the community, this doesn't seem to
be an objective for them.

As far as a contributor to Zope wanting to keep their work free, then
if the ZPL is GPL compatible, they can make their components GPLd.


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