[erlang-questions] [OT] Re: GPL vs. whatever [was: Erlang UUID]
Thu Mar 15 14:19:55 CET 2012
Can you elaborate?
Tim McNamara wrote:
> If you're interested in using this approach for your business model,
> then the AGPL can be a better option.
> On 12 March 2012 16:54, Miles Fidelman<mfidelman@REDACTED> wrote:
>> Just to throw in a different aspect of the GPL vs. BSD discussion:
>> IMHO, GPL is a far better license than BSD for a developer that intends to
>> commercialize a product.
>> The initial developer (copyright holder) always has the option to release
>> code under a dual license - GPL, BSD, or whatever for an open source
>> release, something more restrictive for the commercial product (potentially
>> with proprietary extensions).
>> With GPL, you pretty much eliminate any competition - anybody else who
>> extends the code is faced with copyleft considerations, they CAN'T take your
>> code, combine it with their own code, and slap a proprietary license around
>> the assemblage. With BSD, or Apache, (or LGPL for that matter), they can.
>> Of course, if you dual-license your code under GPL and a proprietary
>> license, things can come back to haunt you if you want to incorporate
>> community-generated extensions into your upstream code base. In that case
>> the GPL and copyleft apply to you.
>> In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
>> In practice, there is. .... Yogi Berra
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