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Re: encore une couche (was: Re: [f-cpu] License issues GPL/LGPL andJuergen Goeritz' SoC)

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Hello Yann,

On Thu, 20 Sep 2001, Yann Guidon wrote:

> i don't like to play with definitions and words : it's an endless game.

I agree. But in my opinion all license issues are well discussed
months ago. Read the manual and you read our definition and license

> I meant that i will speak with nicO this week-end (we sometimes meet
> in Paris). But of course, meeting you will be a pleasure (if you want).
> Except that unless you come to Paris, it will be difficult to meet you
> before several months. Going to the 18C3 would be a solution.

Erm, I am not the godfather of free hardware license politics like RMS for
software, I will never be.

My point of view is similar with Debian Guide Lines, means:
- - open, well documented source (code, documentation)
- - well defined and documented interfaces
- - no social/political restrictions of usage
- - everybody can modify and redistribute
- - the license must be redistributed

But if we think we live in a good world, we should f-cpu distribute under
terms of BSD - means everybody can do what ever he want (except a point to
original authors). If we think like Marvin (Hitchhiker's Guide), then we
should use the GPL with strikt conditions.

The problem is that a proof of special license through lawyers are very
difficult and expensive. GPL is well prooved and we should explain our
interpretation of license in detail.

Bye Andreas 
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