[Freegis-list] Tkgeomap 2.0 released

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at intevation.de
Mon Aug 11 12:34:24 CEST 2003

On Mon, Aug 11, 2003 at 08:34:39AM +0200, Radim Blazek wrote:
> 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:
> > >
> > >	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

> > 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.

There is a huge difference in the GNU Lesser GPL and the GNU GPL.
(E.g.: The LGPL does not put many restrictions on the use,
especially it allows the linking of proprietary software.)

But of course it is your decision if you want the freedom 
of your software to be protected in the mid term.

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