FW: License

Paul Snively psnively@earthlink.net
Sat, 23 Oct 1999 10:58:37 -0700


Folks,

Here's the reply I got from the author of the sO database about GPL vs.
LGPL. I've followed up as he requests.

Best,
Paul
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>From: Gerhard Paulus <gpaulus@stud.uni-frankfurt.de>
>To: Paul Snively <psnively@earthlink.net>
>Subject: Re: License
>Date: Fri, Oct 22, 1999, 4:11 AM
>

>
> Hello,
>
> please repost your message on the regular mailing-list and I
> will answer it.
>
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>
> Thanks,
> Gerhard
>
> PS:
> This is now the standard reply to all mails from persons who are
> new to the project. Please don't take it personal but private
> e-mails kill the networking effect of the project.
>
>
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>
>
> Dear Gerhard,
>
> First, thanks for all your hard work on sO!
>
> sO looks like it would make a very nice persistence solution for E (see
> <http://www.erights.org>). However, E is under the Mozilla Public License
> while sO is under the GPL. I was wondering if, when you have time, you could
> discuss what the issues surrounding the choice of the GPL vs. the LGPL are,
> as the GPL is not "link compatible" with the Mozilla Public License, whereas
> the LGPL is.
>
> In short, I think there's a good chance that the E project would adopt sO as
> its persistence solution were sO to become available under the LGPL. I would
> very much like to see that happen, but I'm aware that there may be reasons
> why that is not possible or not desirable. I do at least hope to open a
> discussion as to those reasons.
>
> Many thanks for your time,
> Paul Snively
> <mailto:psnively@earthlink.net>
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