[fpc-devel] LGPL vs BSD

Joost van der Sluis joost at cnoc.nl
Fri Aug 4 22:46:27 CEST 2006

On Fri, 2006-08-04 at 22:38 +0200, Marco van de Voort wrote:
> > - community projects are GPL or LGPL depending if they are libraries
> or
> > programs
> > - code developed by public funds (academic etc.) gets BSD
> I think all code that is not really in danger of hostile takeover can
> better
> be BSD. The extra protection of (L)GPL is not going deliver anything,
> and
> maybe the looser licensing yield some extra contributors.

At the same time you'll loose some developers if you're using BSD. 

If there's money involved, you can gain contributors with BSD, but if
there's no money, you'll loose more of them. Most of the 'hobby'
contributors don't like the BSD-license.


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