Jeff Miller


Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2000 11:30:14 +1000

From:   Jeff Miller


Subject:   License Model: Preliminary Suggestion

On Sat, Apr 22, 2000 at 04:39:56PM -0400, Paul Fernhout wrote:

I think broadly put, the best license choices are:

  • BSD-ish, (non-viral); or

  • GPL (viral)

What attributes are people looking for in the license. I think one of the most important is that the software spread and be accepted widely. Especially if we are trying to create a defacto standard and to spread the word about boot strapping techniques and DKR. In that repect I don't think artistic license, ala perl, would suit our needs nor BSD or X style as they make forking easier. GPL while not denying forking makes it more difficult.



Jeff Miller