[erlang-questions] Open source licenses, which one to choose
Wed Apr 9 09:30:19 CEST 2008
Robert Virding writes:
> 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?
Have a look at the LGPL (library/lesser GPL). In essence,
it's like the GPL for the thing you wrote, but doesn't
contaminate things it gets linked to.
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