[fpc-pascal] How to choose a free software license (was LGPL vs MPL)
graemeg.lists at gmail.com
Wed Dec 27 12:37:49 CET 2006
On 12/26/06, Gustavo Enrique Jimenez <gejimenez at gmail.com> wrote:
> when in doubt, I use LGPL
Unfortunately Gustavo, it isn't that simple. :-)
Take the fpGUI widget set I am working on. As it stands now, when you
create applications using the fpGUI widget set, it compiles straight
into you code, not as a separate linked library.
This means, using the stock standard LGPL, nobody may write commercial
(closed source) applications using the fpGUI widget set! This is
stupid and not what I intended.
I want the developer to use the fpGUI widget set as they please, but
whatever they change or add to the widget set needs to be published.
For this to work I had to use the Modified LGPL (as used by Lazarus
and FPC) or use the MPL license.
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