Licensing/Structure

David D.W. Downey david.downey at codecastle.com
Tue Sep 5 13:56:09 PDT 2000



GPL does specifically protect against hijacking of code (turning it
propreitary) GNU's site has a good link to the GPL and most of the BSD
sites do as well like freebsd and NetBSD.

On Tue, 5 Sep 2000, Gerard Beekmans wrote:

> > Here's the licensing grid I'd recommend depending on your answers:
> >
> >                Worried about hijacking   |   Not worried about hijacking
> > Building from
> > source only          GPL, LGPL or MPL                BSD
> >
> > Allow build from
> > some binaries        LGPL or MPL                     BSD
> 
> I guess I just don't understand the difference between *GPL and BSD licenses. 
> What do you mean by hijacking in this context (i read about turning it into 
> some proprietary form). I thought GPL wouldn't project against those things 
> and BSD being more strict would protect against it?
> 
> Got a site where I can read the full GPL and BSD licenses? I think I've had 
> the wrong picture of GPL and BSD all along. I better set that straight now 
> before we go anywhere else
> 
> 

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