[fpc-pascal] Scripting in FPC

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Fri Feb 10 10:49:40 CET 2006

On Fri, 10 Feb 2006, Jonas Maebe wrote:

> On 10 feb 2006, at 10:27, Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
>> Can you explain WHY it is incompatible. I don't see why it is
>> incompatible with the (L)GPL. Different, maybe. But incompatible ?
> See http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2004/01/msg00284.html, and in 
> particular http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#OrigBSD
> The GPL only requires that you keep the credits in the sources, not that you 
> advertise other people's work or products inside your own program, even if 
> your program somehow uses that functionality. Imagine otherwise the credits 
> list required for programs like the GIMP or so if each used library would 
> have to be mentioned along with a link to some home page. You'd spend more 
> time on maintaining that list than on actually adding new functionality.

I agree that this may be a practical problem.

My concern is more principal.

(Actually, I have no real concerns, it's just a discussion ;) )


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