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Date: 2003-02-24 (21:17)
From: Damien Doligez <damien.doligez@i...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] User library license
On Monday, February 24, 2003, at 10:24 AM, Sven Luther wrote:

> The problem with that is that anyone can take your work, modify it, and
> don't give anything back, look at apple for example, they took the BSD
> kernel, and don't give anything back.

Doh.  Apple has release all their changes to the BSD kernel
under an open source licence.  If the kernel had been under GPL,
that wouldn't have changed much for them.

>  I think licencing is the main
> reason they choose a BSD kernel over a linux one back then.

It was NeXT that chose a BSD kernel.  Darwin is the son of NeXTStep.
Back then, Linux didn't exist, so the choice was not hard to make.

>  I suppose some people (including me) would not be willing to
> contribute code under these circunstances

The problem with these license discussions is that nobody knows
what they are talking about.  We're not lawyers after all.

-- Damien

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