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Re: MIT, Apache, BSD, GPL, LGPL what the h*ll

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2002-07-05 18:56:24 CEST

Does this have anything to do with Subversion?

> OK, how is the program using the ODBC manager affected?

If it links against GPL source (such as MyODBC), then it must be
distributable under the GPL.

> Is there a web resource that will help me get unwrapped from the axil?

You haven't really said what you want information on, other than one
specific easily-answered question. A google search on "free software
licenses" turns up:


> Why is it that whenever people try to do something nice for the world,
> lawyers come in and f*** it all up?

Lawyers have not generally decided what licenses get attached to free
software; software authors have.

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