license suggestions?

Chris Watson chris at
Mon Jul 9 05:35:37 CEST 2001

> That is not really what the license says though. With that license you
> can't integrate it with anything. If you put it in a closed source product
> it would have a more restrictive license and thus couldn't be used that way.

How do you figure you can't integrate my licensed code into a say binary
only product? How is it restricting binary only products?

> Also no one can make your code GPL. Your code is always under the license
> you released it under. However the GPL would make the entire collection GPL
> if GPL code were released with it. That really is no different then
> including BSD code in a closed source product since the closed source
> license takes precedence.

That is where you are wrong. If someone either A) uses my code in a GPL
app the entire app is GPL'ed *including* my code. Or B) someone can just
flat out put the GPL on top of my code *HAD* my code been licensed with
only clause 1 and 2. The BSDL does *not* say you cannot place further
restrictions on it. Thats the whole point of BSDL. Do whatever you want
with it just dont sue me (the author) if you put it in your pace maker and
you die the next morning.

> That capitalism/communism thing is FUD and I hope people grow up and stop
> using it.

Communism \Com"mu*nism\, n. [F. communisme, fr. commun common.]
     A scheme of equalizing the social conditions of life;
     specifically, a scheme which contemplates the abolition of
     inequalities in the possession of property, as by
     distributing all wealth equally to all, or by holding all
     wealth in common for the equal use and advantage of all.

       n 1: a form of socialism that abolishes private ownership
       2: a political theory favoring collectivism in a classless

That is the GPL to the letter. I dont care what smoke and mirrors you try
to BS it with.


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