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Date: 2001-06-08 (13:24)
From: Sven LUTHER <luther@d...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] CDK license
On Wed, Jun 06, 2001 at 09:24:12AM -0700, Brian Rogoff wrote:
> > If your main aim is to protect your code from unwanted use, then go
> > ahead and use the GPL or LGPL.  If your main aim is to get your code
> > used as widely as possible, use a less restrictive license.  Surely the
> > aim of the CDK is to promote wide use, rather than to restrict it?
> That's my take on it. Besides, if I use someone else's library in a
> commercial product, it seems that it would be in my best interests to
> contribute fixes and enhancements. That's why I don't mind an LGPL like 

Yes, that's the main point here. It would be in your best interrest and that
of the ocaml community as well.

> approach which forces me to do so. What I don't want to do is to use
> someone's library for some data structure and then have *all* of my code 
> forced to accept that license.

The LGPL don't force you to do that, but i think many people think such, is it
not ? That's the main reason why it was created instead of just using the GPL
for libraries.


Sven Luther
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