[I18n-sig] Codec licenses

Tamito KAJIYAMA kajiyama@grad.sccs.chukyo-u.ac.jp
Sat, 27 Jan 2001 03:11:07 +0900

M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
[The excellent summaries of the GNU GPL/LGPL snipped.]
| Both versions make sure that your software and any modifications
| applied to it are again published under the same terms, meaning
| that the source code (including any modification) must be made
| available without fee.

Exactly this effect of the GNU licenses was the reason why I
chose the GNU GPL for JapaneseCodecs.  I wanted my software to
be shared by people forever.

| Even better are the
| new BSD licenses, since they give your users all the freedom in the
| world.

To the best of my knowledge BSD licenses allow someone to make
that software proprietary and closed-source.  This aspect is a
contrast to the aforementioned effect of the GNU GPL/LGPL.
That's why I prefer the latter licenses.

| Hope this clarifies things a bit.

Thank you for the clear explanations.

KAJIYAMA, Tamito <kajiyama@grad.sccs.chukyo-u.ac.jp>