[jdev] JOSL 1.1?

Rachel Blackman rcb at ceruleanstudios.com
Tue Jun 29 17:05:43 CDT 2004

> | You cannot use GPL sources in non-GPL software. E.g. jabberd14 has 
> been
> | used in quite some other projects (on only servers) and some of them 
> are
> | closed-source products (e.g. Tipic's server). This wouldn't have been
> | possible if jabberd14 would be GPL-only.
> True ... but that wouldn't apply to a new project, would it? Wouldn't 
> be
> in the best interests of the community to have the GPL for all JSF
> sponsored projects?

But what about for the next 'jabberd14,' for instance? Surely another 
project will eventually come out which you might be able say the same 
things about.  It comes down to whether things like Tipic's server (or, 
I expect, Jabber, Inc.'s as well) are a benefit to the Jabber 
community, and if they are, whether or not that benefit is sufficient 
to count as 'in the best interests of the community.'   If they are, 
it's potentially worth using a less restrictive license than the GPL, 
because it evidently helps spur commercial adoption and embracing of 
Jabber technologies.

Just my $0.02, anyway.
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