[erlang-questions] Open source licenses, which one to choose

Brian Granger <>
Wed Apr 9 00:29:45 CEST 2008

Unless you want the protections that the GPL offers, I think the BSD
license is probably the best choice.  But, if you do go the GPL route,
I would recommend choosing GPLv2.


2008/4/8 Robert Virding <>:
> Hello everyone,
> I will soon be releasing the next version of LFE (Lisp Flavoured Erlang).
> With the last version I got some flak for my "license" and I am now
> wondering which license to use? GPL seems common among other Erlang
> projects, but how does this fit together with the normal Erlang license? The
> Freebsd license is short enough so even I can understand but is it valid. I
> have no interest in selling* LFE or prohibiting its use, I just want to make
> sure I receive credit for my work and that no one "steals" it in that
> respect. I nice courteous we are using would also be nice, good for the ego.
> What do people think?
> Robert
> * As if anyone would buy it. :-)
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