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Re: Falcon P.L. license (ITP:Bug#460591)



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Francesco Poli wrote:
> On Fri, 21 Mar 2008 10:09:27 +0100 Giancarlo Niccolai wrote:
>
> [...]
>> In other words, the
>> aim of this comma is to prevent someone from adding a "frobotz"
>> statement which nitfols the blorbs, and then distribute an xFalcon as
>> a closed source product.
>
> You seem to want a weak copyleft that does not extend to the works
> merely linking to the original work.
>
> Modifying the Apache License v2.0 is not a good strategy, if the goal
> is the one outlined above.
>
> Have you considered the GNU LGPL (v2.1)?
>
Yes, but I encountered strong resistance from FSF when proposing a
"lighter" (with exceptions) LGPL version. So, I thought that I whould
have been better starting from some OSI approved license that was the
nearest to my needs, and Apache2 seemed the most fitting.

Bests,
Giancarlo.
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