[OpenBIOS] [IMPORTANT] Legal Issues.
ckm at crust.net
Tue Aug 28 11:26:50 CEST 2001
On Tue, 28 Aug 2001, Mads Martin [iso-8859-1] Jørgensen wrote:
> * Jason Gurtz <jason at tommyk.com> [Aug 27. 2001 19:40]:
> > > 7) Although we agree with the ideas promoted by the free
> > > software foundation we
> > > do not and/or cannot necessarily agree with all of the
> > > rules set by the
> > > foundation. In this light it could, to some extent, be a
> > > contrast of wishes to
> > > become an offical GNU project.
> > How about a BSD'ish style license? I'm not sure how others feel about
> > their code being used for 3rd party profit though.
> People who write code, can license their code however they want to. Then
> it's up to the project leader to determine if he want it in the project
> or not. Personally I will GPL all code I am to contribute.
That's not actually true. Code licensed under GPL does not allow for any
other kind of license. That's because the GPL expressly forbids
non-public source, something which other licenses allow. You cannot mix
GPL code with anyother license type. Period. End of story.
Read the license, you'll see what I mean. If you decide that your code
should only be licensed under GPL, and you contribute it to a BSD project,
you might as well contribute nothing.
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