[fpc-devel] LGPL vs BSD

Jonas Maebe jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Fri Aug 4 23:04:43 CEST 2006

On 04 Aug 2006, at 22:57, Marco van de Voort wrote:

>> Most of the 'hobby'
>> contributors don't like the BSD-license.
> Sounds like a Slashdot Reality Distortion field. I know no sane  
> people that
> refuse to use BSD software and/or contribute to it.

I know at least one. Quote Joost van der Sluis a couple of messages ago:

If fpc/lazarus was under BSD license, I woudn't help developing it.

This difference is exactly what the gpl makes the gpl. If I have
developed some code, and give it away for free and some company makes
some improvements and start earning money with it. At the same time they
could refuse to give me their improvements, so that I'm stuck. They
didn't help me to improve my code.. but they can go with my work and
make their profit...


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