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- Subject: Re: Lua License
- From: "Nick Trout" <nick@...>
- Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2001 15:28:36 -0000
>> For practical purposes, Lua's license has the same effects of the new BSD
license, with extra warnings about misrepresenting. It is simple, easy to
understand and non-invasive. On the other hand, GPL/LGPL are confuse, hard
to understand and virotic. I doubt many people that stamp a GPL license in
their code really understand it.
I really think you are right on the last point. I dont think a lot people are
fully aware of the implications of the license when it interacts with other
code. There are probably hundreds of breaches of licenses which people just
overlook. I think people equate GNU with free software, ignoring or
misunderstanding the GPL.
This is an interesting introduction to public licensing some of the minefields
You can see all of the licenses being used here :-
Summary of licenses :-
The "modified BSD" license may be the one Reuben was talking about, otherwise
known as the X11 or Xfree66 license:-
The Lua license doesnt seem that bad. If just the fact that its yet another
>> Nick's confusion is nothing compared to what future generations will face.