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I agree with Reuben that this is not the place for licensing issue discussions.

Still, on the other hand, they do affect our everyday work. Your explanation was precise, and to the point; good one. It seems my GPL approach is alright (to me, that is) but the wording in Lumikki manual needs some work.

If someone feels those terms unappropriate; please take contact 1-on-1. My primary intention is to get Hamster & Lumikki being used.


14.10.2004 kello 23:24, David Jones kirjoitti:

On Oct 14, 2004, at 20:57, Asko Kauppi wrote:

I'm currently releasing LuaX as LGPL (no complaints there, so far). With Hamster and Lumikki I've taken another road, more "strict" open source I guess, due to their role as tools instead of end components.

What exactly do you think is non-GPL in my interpretation? Lot of commercial software is done using gcc; where does this differ?

Well, for example that if I modify the work I need to provide the modifications.

GPL is a cunning piece of work. Perhaps the most cunning thing about GPL is that it only covers acts of copying and distribution. Generally, under the GPL, I am free to do with a work as I please, including running it however I like and modifying it however I like. It is _only_ when I distribute my modified work that the GPL kicks in. And even then I only have to distribute the source to those people that I distribute the work to (though they, of course, can distribute it to anyone). As long as I keep my modifications to myself I can do what I like. And this counts within an organisation.

David Jones

 Asko Kauppi wrote:
>Lumikki is released under the GPL license. You are free to use the software in any project, for any purpose, as long as you don't (need to) make modifications to it. If you need to modify, you also need to provide the modifications to others that might benefit from them. This is how GPL works in a nutshell.