[Maxima] 2.6.8 licensing
Gabriel Dos Reis
gdr at cs.tamu.edu
Wed Oct 27 23:09:01 CDT 2010
Donald Winiecki <dwiniecki at boisestate.edu> writes:
| A change to the most recent licenses will make things consistent with
| FSF's current way of thinking about open source, though more
| aggressive developers seem to think it's restrictive. Given the
| typical users and usual applications of GCL, this may not be an issue.
It is my opinion that GPLv3 goes a bit too far -- but I would dispute
the label "aggressive developer" :-)
| But I'm not sure -- if GCL is licensed under GPL3, does that mean that
| anything built with or under it will also have to be licensed under
| GPL3? (I guess that's why Camm is querying the Axiom list.)
Indeed. That does have some implication for systems like the AXIOM family.
If I understand correctly, it will be a move from LGPL to GPLv3?
| And copyrighting GCL under the FSF seems like a reasonable idea, but
| without Camm, GCL would be fairly well static, I think.
well those are separate issues, I would think. Having FSF owns
copyright relieves from some legal paperwork and burdens. That is
largely orthogonal to who actually does the development work.
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