[Freegis-list] Tkgeomap 2.0 released
blazek at itc.it
Mon Aug 11 08:34:39 CEST 2003
On Friday 08 August 2003 18:40, Gordon Carrie wrote:
> On Wednesday, August 06, 2003, at 11:48AM, Bernhard Reiter <bernhard at intevation.de> wrote:
> >I only have a bit of non-technical remarks. :)
> > Was there a special reason to switch from the
> > GNU Lesser General License (LGPL) to an X11 style license?
> > The LGPL protects your freedom better, while it still
> > allows to link all software (proprietary and non-proprietary).
> > You should call your license "X11 license", because
> > "MIT" also uses non-free licenses. See:
> > http://www.fsf.org/licenses/license-list.html#GPLCompatibleLicenses
> Thanks for the feedback. Your remark is non-technical but still important.
> I changed the license when another developer who has been helping
> me requested it. He agreed to give credit and provide references
> to my web site, which I find sufficient.
> I am aware that the MIT/X11 license does not mandate distribution
> of the source code with derived products. That is ok with me,
> because I would rather have subsequent users come to my web site
> and download the latest version.
> I have also considered using the
> BSD license, which just requires distribution with the developers
> names. My main concern is receiving credit and making it possible
> for users to contact me with feedback and contributions.
> Thank you for the comments. I still find it difficult to choose a
> license. The discussions on your list are often useful.
It is very good idea to switch to MIT license.
(L)GPL restricts practical use too much.
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