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- Subject: Re: Copyright question
- From: Lars Doelle <lars.doelle@...>
- Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2011 14:05:56 +0200
> But if you are thinking to have some claim over any kind of
> _mechanism_, then I think there are going to be *big* issues...
> > [snip]
> > Now having a strong GPL background, i would not license my work under
> > MIT/X11 and wonder, if this would be considered a violation of habits,
> > thus making a publication partically useless. Could anyone please tell me
> > if there's a common position here on this matter.
> Discussing mechanisms and talking about code with GPL? That's an
> even bigger problem, a 30-ton brontosaurus.
> Of course I have uses for GPL too, but I have huge reservations
> about what you are doing.
To make myself clear here, it is not about extensions of the Lua core,
but about user's side material.
As I put a different load onto Lua, I necessarily touch Lua's expressive limits,
but i do take the purity of the language very serious. I won't even consider
the project, if it were not so. Thus i might stumble over limits and extensions,
that would make life easier in this cases, along the way, but the package would
do without any.
If i would think extending the machinery would be truly necessary, i would
release a patch under MIT, this is clear. The problem i sense is the other way
round, i.e. a possible tendency on user space contributions being only or
preferable accepted only under Lua's license itself by a community otherwise
interested into bringing Lua forward. That's my concern and my question.
>Marc Balmer <firstname.lastname@example.org> (micro systems)
>I would never even look at your code if it is GPL licensed. I strongly
>suggest you reconsider your decision. There are many reason why Lua is
>used in embedded and commercial products, and the license is one reason.
If a company wants only free parts, i don't care. They can hardly be considered
professional entities IMO if they try to do business only on one side, though I
hear such funny customer's dreams on a daily basis.