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Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2012 16:17:50 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: License survey

On Sat, Feb 18, 2012 at 11:12:42PM -0500, Rich Felker wrote:
> Which is more important, copyleft or widespread usage of musl?

The latter, unless you intend to make money selling commercial licenses
(this would be a reason to have the publicly released musl copylefted).

> What would be your ideal license to see musl under?

Cut-down BSD, to the point of being copyright-only with no restrictions
at all - but using the same wording as the BSD licenses do for the
remaining portion of it.  That is:

<Copyright statements here>

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
modification, are permitted.

<Warranty disclaimer here>

To me, this looks more obviously compatible with other Open Source
licenses than the usual N-clause BSD licenses are.  (Disclaimer: I am
not a lawyer.)


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