Re: Please release the Ada Reference Manual formatting tool as Free Software
"Randy Brukardt" <email@example.com> writes:
> Hello. As requested, I am looking at re-releasing the source of the
> formatting tool under an Open Source license.
Thanks for this!
> The only problem is, there are as many open source licenses as there
> are lakes in Wisconsin. :-) Thus, I'd like a bit of guidance.
> My main concern is that the license be one that is appropriate for the
> Debian packagers (whom I believe are the source of this request).
Yes, that's me.
> If I was to pick some license that can't be used in Debian, we
> wouldn't be any better off, I'll just have spent a bunch of time.
> As a tool, it appears most sensible to license this under one of the GPLs.
> There isn't any need to include part of this in programs (only the output),
> and the use of the GPL would discourage people from using it in proprietary
> products. (I don't expect anybody to make any money from this tool, but if
> someone does, they ought to share some of it with me.)
> Is there any preference between GPL v2 and GPL v3 from the Debian packagers?
> Is there some other license that I should consider instead?
GPL v3 would be best.