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Re: Subversion/Neon License question

From: Mark Phippard <markp_at_softlanding.com>
Date: 2006-01-27 20:29:21 CET

"Kevin P. Fleming" <kpfleming@digium.com> wrote on 01/27/2006 02:27:48 PM:

> Erik Huelsmann wrote:
>
> >>Also note that the FSF would _really_ prefer this language to stop
being
> >>used; the official name of that license is now the Lesser General
Public
> >>License, not 'Library'. There _is_ a 'Library General Public License',

> >>but its use is strongly discouraged.
> >
> >
> > Given the second sentence, I'd say you're plain wrong in the first
sentence:
> > If it refers to an existing license, the author shouldn't stop
referring to
> > that license with its real name, shouldn't it?
>
> Sorry, poor choice of wording. I wrote the first sentence before doing
> the more extended research for the second one...
>
> You are correct: there is a 'Library' GPL, and Neon could be licensed
> under that (I haven't checked). It would be preferable for it to be
> under the 'Lesser' GPL instead, but that is off-topic for this list
> anyway :-)

This seems to explain it all:

http://www.fsf.org/licensing/licenses/index_html#GPLCompatibleLicenses

The two licenses are the same, they just changed the name.

Mark

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