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

Alpár Jüttner <>
Wed Apr 9 11:48:45 CEST 2008


You may also want to consider using the Boost license
(http://boost.org/users/license.html ).

It is essentially the same as the BSD license, but the Boost people
asked for help from the Berkman Cernter for Internet & Sociely at
Harvard Law School to create it. The result is a simple to read and
understand license that represents good legal practice in every sense.

Regards,
Alpar


On Tue, 2008-04-08 at 16:29 -0600, Brian Granger wrote: 
> 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.
> 
> Brian
> 
> 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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