Eliminate the LGPL?
Posted Oct 5, 2006 23:32 UTC (Thu) by man_ls
In reply to: Similar in spirit?
Parent article: Similar in spirit?
there is not a similar body of people determined to eliminate the LGPL
What about the own proponent of the license
, Richard Stallman?
Also, the 'license compatability advantage' of GPLv3 is meaningless if a project is trying to maintain GPLv2 compatability.
Not if you just take advantage of the "or later" clause; switch to GPLv3 all those things that are GPLv2 "or later" and you can be compatible with Apache code.
the FSF is intending for result 2, but unfortunantly I expect result 3 to take place.
Frankly, we don't need this FUD. Notice how njs in the parent comment says that his biggest fear is not with any GPLv3 clauses, but with the split it might cause. Even our favorite editor seems to think the same way.
That is what many people seem to be trying here on LWN: creating division, crying: "Stop this licensing madness!" I for one am happy that Stallman is not one to change his mind under pressure, even if on other occasions it has worked to the detriment of free software.
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