[fpc-devel] LGPL vs BSD

Florian Klaempfl florian at freepascal.org
Fri Aug 4 22:56:56 CEST 2006

Marco van de Voort wrote:
>> Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:
>> I don't think that it's that hard assuming you want to release sources :)
>> - commercial libraries get a dual license: gpl and proprietary (you can
>> develop non gpl software if you pay). This works, see e.g. Qt, MySQL etc.
> IMHO it doesn't work. Both only succeeded because they had some buzz, not
> because of their licensing. It is more that they survived DESPITE their
> licensing. See e.g. we never seriously made a lot of work about adopting
> CLX.
>> - 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.

Is there any big pure community project being BSD (and friends) licensed?

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