Re: Questions

On Wed, Nov 27, 2002 at 12:09:45PM -0500, Daniel Veillard was heard to remark:
>   The X11/MIT familly of licenses is also popular and don't give troubles.

Not to start a flame war ...but, the X Window System is under the
BSD-style X11 license for historical reasons, rooting back for a decade &
a half.   The *BSD's are under the BSD license, primarily for deep
historical reasons.

I would be curious to find out how many *new* projects (say 1997 or
later) have adopted the BSD/X11/MIT license.  I suspect these are quite
rare. (i.e. 5% or less)

Please don't start a which-license-is-better argument. 

However, note to RMS & Raymond: there are two reasons why the GPL/LGPL
is popular:
1) the fundamental theory of it all, as preached by RMS,
2) the practical, day-to-day lay interpretation, as practiced by the
   masses: that is, the unwritten corrolaries to the GPL, the 
   unwritten, frequently un-voiced deductions that one can deduce
   derive from the GPL.  For example: I use the GPL because I fear
   someone ripping off my BSD-licensed code.

I find the latter far more interesting to read & debate.


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