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David Kastrup <> writes:
> My personal take on this as someone being in favor of copyleft is to
> make the licensing choice dependent on the nature of the work.  If I
> am doing infrastructural stuff of general interest, like extensions,
> generally useful libraries and similar, I'd likely stay with the
> upstream license mostly in order not to promote splintering of
> communities.
> If, however, the project is using Lua merely as an implementation
> language and otherwise is pretty separate from it, its developer
> community would likely be rather separate from upstream Lua.  In
> this case, I would pick my license according to the intentions I
> have with the project.

An eminently sensible policy.  [and roughly what I try to do.]

Unfortunately, tribalism often seems to have more sway than common


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