[fpc-devel] LGPL vs BSD

Florian Klaempfl florian at freepascal.org
Sat Aug 5 10:28:26 CEST 2006

Marco van de Voort wrote:
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>> Marco van de Voort wrote:
>>>> 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.
>>>> Is there any big pure community project being BSD (and friends) licensed?
>>> BSD?
>> Isn't the code base taken also from academic research projects?
> No. The core is the original AT&T source, though in term nearly everything
> was changed by UCSD. But that only meant that UCSD had the position of core,
> not that they programmed everything.

That makes it a not pure "community" project to me :) Pure community
projects are e.g. fpc or linux.

> Same with the network stack. The original Darpa grant stack (which was BSD
> contributed) was pretty bad. IIRC the BSD projects themselves rewrote them
> into the NET/2 versions that formed the basis of most of the network stacks
> today because it was better and faster than the original DARPA one.

So they still didn't start from scratch, right :)?

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