[erlang-questions] LFE - Lisp Flavoured Erlang released

Benjamin Tolputt bjt@REDACTED
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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