Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2012 09:53:27 -0400 From: Rich Rumble <richrumble@...il.com> To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: GPL license is not free at all On Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 5:16 AM, Aleksey Cherepanov <aleksey.4erepanov@...il.com> wrote: > GPL is a copyleft license: it forces you to redistribute derivative > work under the same license. In GPL v2 it is expressed in section 4. 9 times out of 10... There appear to be exceptions. > It means that you could not add any additional limitation of freedom. > Adding unrar with its limitation violates this. > > Does it make sense for you? Who knew freedom had so many restrictions!! I've also read the GPLv(1,2,3) [copyleft]aren't as cut and dry as that because fair use and partial-copyleft allow exemptions to portions of code to be licensed separately. The lack of clarity is infuriating, in on breath I can see it as a violation then the next I have no idea... there are exceptions and allowances for dual-licenses, and linking code a certain way... Better safe than sorry, change to some other (free)library seems to be the take away, because a lay person can't comprehend what looks to be a straight forward issue. I am that lay person, for others I'm sure it's cut and dry. I'm actually going to review my own code projects and switch licenses now, I've been too naive with regard to GPL licenses. -rich
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