Stallman on Ogg Vorbis using permissive licence
Posted Sep 18, 2008 9:05 UTC (Thu) by coriordan
In reply to: the licence is GPL, LGPL, MIT, and MPL
Parent article: Dirac 1.0.0 released.
Yup. Here's Stallman's quote:
I agree. It is wise to make some of the Ogg Vorbis code
available for use in proprietary software, so that commercial companies doing
proprietary software will use it, and help Vorbis succeed in competition with
other formats that would be restricted against our use.
That quote is from 2001. I wonder would it actually be better, in these rare cases when a permissive licence is best, for the developers to *also* release under the GNU GPL so that the patent and DRM non-restriction promises are clear. Hmm.
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