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Re: Perl Dumpfilter Module, CPAN Namespace

From: Daniel Rall <dlr_at_collab.net>
Date: 2007-01-02 23:20:03 CET

On Tue, 02 Jan 2007, Martin Scharrer wrote:

> On Tuesday 02 January 2007 23:05, Daniel Rall wrote:
> > It'd be nice if you licensed the module under a less restrictive
> > license than the GPL. BSD or Apache-style licensing would fit the
> > bill. Other than that, I don't have any problems with your use of the
> > "SVN" namespace.
>
> What exactly in to restrictive with GPL in this case? Would the LGPL or Perl
> licence be good enough?

I'd prefer not to get into a license discussion, so only a quick
couple points about the GPL:

1) It's difficult to base traditional products around software which
is GPL'd because of the requirements that the source of the product
must also be freely available.

2) The GPL is viral, infecting any software which uses software
licensed under it.

OSI is a good starting point for more information
<http://www.opensource.org/>, but a Google search will provide a lot
more discussion.

> PS: Check your PC's time, your post reached me some minutes in the future.

Thanks Martin -- sync'd back up over NTP.

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