Re: testing, testing
On Mon, 12 Jul 1999, Gary Kline wrote:
#> Please not another license. :) Seriously both licenses are
#> DFSG-free so you can use either one. I was just providing my
#> slightly FreeBSD-tainted veiw in response to Brent's Debian
#> outlook. I'm not going to prescribe the license. Your audience
#> will. Just remember that your audience will consist of many
#> of the same people that wrote the code originally. Make them
#> mad and they just might refuse to help you out with your cause
#> resulting in yet another code fork that none of us want/need.
# Yeah, this says it all, I suppose. Being a hacker, I
# understand well. --Point well taken... .
# What about the route of politely asking permission from
# each side? And not using the code until permission is
Hard to say. Most authors like the license they chose or
they wouldn't have chosen it. It all comes back to who we
intend to target with this effort.
I hesitate to say this... But since the targeted audience
is BSD and Debian, the only license considered DFSG-free that
doesn't sit well in both communities is the GPL license, so maybe
something considered DFSG-free but not GPL (don't include LGPL in
!GPL here) would be best? I mean the Debian community accepts
the BSD, Artistic, etc. licenses, but the GPL doesn't seem to play
well with the BSD license so maybe using one of !GPL licenses on
the list would appropriate the most support from the people we
wish to use what we drum up.