[s1mp3-dev] Licensing - (L)GPL x FreeBSD
legolas558 at email.it
Thu Jun 15 15:59:21 CDT 2006
Wladston Viana F Filho ha scritto:
> On 6/15/06, *Legolas* <legolas558 at email.it
> <mailto:legolas558 at email.it>> wrote:
> Jeroen Domburg ha scritto:
> >Even if I'm right, we're screwed in that case anyway: Action can
> then just
> >ignore the complete GPL issue, true or not, and sue us because
> we're using
> >*their* code or binaries without *their* permission. Do we have a
> >explicitly stating we can use parts of their firmware? No? Then
> they can
> >sue us because we're distributing their code without their
> >*That's why we'll have to write everything from scratch anyway,
> so we're
> >free to pick our license anyway.*
> The scenario looks like changed to me: now we do not have to care
> being "friendly" to some 3rd party, so the licensing topic (which is
> already hot at the time of writing) can be reopened in my opinion.
> I suggest to keep FreeBSD and to switch to GPL as soon as we have some
> real code basis to release. This will have the double advantage of
> giving us the time to realize that we are not using any of their
> source/binaries and prevent us from further discussion.
> The problem is that some developers may not agree to work if their
> work are subjected into maybe becoming GPL some time...
This is something that will split us, I was trying to delay it. I would
call for a poll but, again, I would prefer to have it when developers
are all identified in the project management system. I also note that it
is unfair to choose a license (FreeBSD) and then change opinion about it.
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