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From: Alessandro Baretta <alex@b...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] ANN: ChartPak - a data visualization library for the web


Mattias Waldau wrote:
> THANK YOU FOR RELEASING CHARTPAK WITH THE BSD LICENSE!
> 
> It makes it possible to develop commercial programs with ChartPak and
> Ocaml. I hope that more Ocaml-developers realize that GPL and to some
> extent LGPL makes it difficult to use their code in commercial
> applications where the developers can make a living out of selling the
> software.

This is simply not true. You can very easily sell GPL 
covered software. It is a marketing problem. It no easier to 
sell commercial software than GPL covered software.

> (Please do not start a GPL/LGPL-discussion. For those who believe that
> you can be a commercial software developer - not a consultant - around a
> GPL-software, just look at Mandrake. Mandrake will probably go bust any
> minute now.)


Sorry, I don't buy it. I make my living off of GPL licensed 
code.

Alex

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