[cc-licenses] open source non commercial license
ciaran at fsfe.org
Tue Feb 6 15:40:54 EST 2007
drew Roberts <zotz at 100jamz.com> writes:
> On Monday 05 February 2007 02:30 pm, Emerson Clarke wrote:
> > are open source licenses at such a point where developers face a "use
> > license X, or sink" situation,
David A. Wheeler wrote an interesting essay where he argued "use X or sink"
isn't true if X is any one particular licence, but it is true if X means "a
licence compatible with the GNU GPL":
> There is resistance to license proliferation, but Mozilla made a new one.
...and then later went to a lot of relicensing effort to make their code
distributable under the GPL.
(They changed from MPL to a tri-licence of GPL+MPL+LGPL - so recipients of
the software have the option of which terms they follow when
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