Python no longer GPL-compatible
Andrew C. Greenberg
werdna at mucow.com
Fri Sep 8 09:17:18 UTC 2000
At 8:00 AM +0200 9/8/00, Cees de Groot wrote:
>Andrew C. Greenberg <werdna at mucow.com> said:
>>Perhaps GPL-incompatibility isn't such a bad thing, after all?
>Java software has problems with the GPL as well, because indeed the
>GPL is strictly about compile/link/execute environments (or 100% pure
>GPL environments like Emacs). The solution is to adopt the LGPL, and
>I think that works with Squeak code as well.
LGPL libraries certainly can be linked to Squeak-L, but not all
libraries are LGPL'd -- and FSF presently recommends against its use.
In time, however, the proliferation of development environments with
free, but GPL-incompatible, environments will likely lead library
developers to adopt a more laid back approach, or at least to permit
dual licensing -- which seems to be a trend.
Andrew C. Greenberg acg at netwolves.com
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