[erlang-questions] LFE - Lisp Flavoured Erlang released
Tue Mar 4 04:24:38 CET 2008
I usually stay out of the licensing flame-wars, and hoepfully this won't
result in one. I agree that BSD, MIT, or even Apache are better licenses
than GPL "for the stated purpose" (which as I understand it is simply to
prevent people taking credit for the work, though Robert can correct me
if I am wrong here).
If LFE were made GPL, it essentially makes any distribution of Erlang
using it GPL. The wxWidgets license (basically LGPL with static linkage
exception) is a better fit, if GPL is a must, given that you only need
to distribute the source of the library (i.e. LFE) and not the
applications linked to & depending on it.
Lev Walkin wrote:
> Torbjorn Tornkvist wrote:
>> Robert Virding wrote:
>>> As for LFE I am giving it away. If somebody has a nice, short license
>>> notice expressing this then let me know. I would, however, become
>>> disappointed if someone else started selling it. :-)
>> Then why not simply put it at code.google.com with a GPL license
>> attached to it?
> BSD license is much shorter and nicer :)
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