Licensing/Structure

David D.W. Downey david.downey at codecastle.com
Wed Sep 6 13:01:23 PDT 2000


hehe ooops. My apologies. I'm sitting here with a hellacious chest
cold so between the lack of sleep and the meds I'm suprized I got anything
right. 

On Wed, 6 Sep 2000, Gerard Beekmans wrote:

> On Wed, 06 Sep 2000, you wrote:
> > On Tue, 5 Sep 2000, Mark Stone wrote:
> > > GPL is more restrictive than BSD. "Hijacking" is the bogeyman that
> > > Richard Stallman tries to scare open source developers with: the notion
> > > that someone could take open source code, modify and improve it without
> > > giving back the changes, and use the resulting improved proprietary
> > > version to eliminate the demand for the open source version.
> >
> > INCORRECT! No matter how much I can't stand the guy I do have to give him
> > credit for how he has the license set up. With GPL, one can NOT hijack the
> > code. That was the main reason why the GPL was written in the first place.
> 
> The you should have said correct there. That's what Mark was saying: GPL 
> prevents this hjiacking, BSD doesn't.
> 
> 

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