[Freegis-list] Tkgeomap 2.0 released

Radim Blazek 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
> Hi,
> 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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