[JDEV] Question about licensing

Lazarus Long lazarus at overdue.ompages.com
Thu Oct 7 14:32:24 CDT 1999


On Thu, Oct 07, 1999 at 08:41:59AM -0400, Isotope2k at aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 10/6/99 6:04:49 PM US Eastern Standard Time, 
> quad at jabber.org writes:
> 
> << The _protocol_ is not under GPL. >>
> 
> In light of this statement, I have a few questions.
> 
> What license is the protocol released under?

At the risk of a "what he said" response, I think this is a serious
matter.  A *closed* protocol is anathema.  Is this project going to
become slave to a proprietary item?  Licensing is serious business.

By using a non-GPL license, you are effectively eliminating the
participation of developers who choose to develop OSS as a moral
imperative.

-- 
Please encrypt all mail whenever possible.  The following Public Keys
for Lazarus Long <lazarus at overdue.ompages.com> are available upon request:

  Type    Bits/KeyID    Fingerprint        (GnuPG (GPG) is preferred.)
GPG/ELG: 2048g/DE3E078A 0023 E86F A45A C46D 8243  1A7F 6FF2 84C1 3F5B F7CD
GPG/DSA: 1024D/3F5BF7CD (none for DSA keys)
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 244 bytes
Desc: not available
URL: <http://mail.jabber.org/pipermail/jdev/attachments/19991007/0ddde6d8/attachment-0002.pgp>


More information about the JDev mailing list