Best licence for my software?
Matthew Seth Flaschen
superm40 at comcast.net
Sun Apr 17 19:16:09 UTC 2005
>>I would go with LGPL for the library and GPL for the rest. (this ignores
>>your separation of university students and employees, which isn't
>>opensource, according to OSI and me) :)
>>Thanks for your suggestions.
>>I thought it would be non-opensource if the licensing terms place special
>>restrictions on a specific group of people (discrimination). But my idea was
>>to copyleft it and only give greater freedoms to university people.
I know you see it like that. But say, you offer license A to everyone,
and license B to only university students. Then assume license B has
"better" terms[meaning less copyleft]. You are discriminating against
the non-university people by not given them "better terms", so license
B is discriminative, and therefore non-opensource. It's just a
question of perspective.
I'm CCing the license-discuss list. It may be helpful to them, and
they will probably want to comment. You should try to CC them as well.
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