Open source licensing discussions often spiral into religious wars, but here
is my take - I usually use LGPL for projects because it allows the code to
be used and enhanced by a wider audience (people working on commercial
software.) I don't necessarily care if people using my library are writing
unrelated code under a different license, and I don't particularly like the
GPLs purist approach.
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> From: beanshell-developers-admin@... [mailto:beanshell-
> developers-admin@...] On Behalf Of Alexey Zinger
> Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2005 7:57 AM
> To: beanshell-developers@...
> Subject: [Beanshell-dev] open source license question
> This is directed to anyone who's had some experience with licensing OS
> software, particularly BeanShell-based. I've been working on and off on a
> personal project of mine -- a Java spreadsheet, which uses BeanShell for
> expression evaluation. I originally licensed it under GPL and it hasn't
> an issue, but I've always gone back and forth in my mind whether it should
> LGPL, like BeanShell itself.
> I suppose the logical question to ask is what the intentions are behind
> project. I'm not trying to create a hit, though if some consulting came
> out of
> it, or I was able to leverage it at work, as I have in the past, I
> have a problem with it. It basically grew out of some of my own
> many such projects do I'm sure. Once I saw significant advantages to it,
> decided to put it out-there, as much to make it useful for others as to
> let it
> be hosted somewhere where I didn't have to worry it, so I put it on
> under GPL.
> At this time, I'm gearing up to sneak in a few bug fixes and some missing
> features and call it an honest 1.0 relese. Seems like a good time to
> the license question. Any recommendations?
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