[s1mp3-dev] Licensing - (L)GPL x FreeBSD
csbluechip at gmail.com
Fri Jun 16 12:37:10 CDT 2006
>1. Everyone is free to choose and stick with the license they think it's best.
>2. If it's an individual work ( ex.: loadram by Jeroen ) , it
>remains as the author wants to license it, as long as it does not
>force other works by other people on the team to follow the same
>licensing method. (it would conflict with rule #1)
>3. If it was a work done by a group, the person who contributed most
>to that work gets to decide the license of the code.
>3.1. Each work shall decide on a license from the start - so there
>are no conflicts later (Like making noncopyleft become copyleft)
>*if you decide on a copyleft license, your work may be ignored and
>rewritten under a non-copyleft license
>*the project will choose for using copyleft or non-copyleft works
>that does the same job by picking up the "best" work available.
>so - what do you guys think of it ?
As soon as one piece of GPL code enters the project, the whole
project becomes "infected" by "copyleft".
Due to bad experiences with GPL, I took a vow never to get involved
in it again.
I am fully aware of the ramifications of my decision, but as a good
friend of my sister once said:
"morals come at an acceptably high price"
I must make it clear, that I am _not_ pushing for a single project
license. Just answering the question "what do you guys think"
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