[fpc-pascal] Scripting in FPC

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Fri Feb 10 09:48:59 CET 2006

On Thu, 9 Feb 2006, L505 wrote:

>>> What does 'advertise' mean in this context ?
>> 3. You must have a visible line in your programs aboutbox or
>>    documentation that it is made using RemObjects Pascal Script and
>>    where RemObjects Pascal Script can be found.
>> i. e. You must put a link to RO homepage in your about box or your readme.
>> Since i won't have an about box then the choice left is to put it in the
>> readme, not a big deal since i do that sort of thing anyway, but is
>> GPL-Incompatible nevertheless.
>>> I don't see how this is incompatible, as I have no recollection of
>>> a clause in the GPL that says that you should not credit parts of the system... ?
>>> But never mind, that's probably me being stubborn ;-)
>>> Michael.
> Take a look at Stallman's page about FreeBSD license and how freebsd "advertises
> Berkley and California unreasonably" or whatever. Personally I'm more of a FreeBSD
> style guy and I might even switch to FreeBSD over linux because of religion.

That page is a load of b*s*, because the LGPL requires just the same:
your program must show the LGPL.

Nitpicking pure style. It's the spirit of the license that counts:
Free software must remain free, and you must give credit where it's due.

The rest is food for lawyers without work.


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