Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2012 09:51:15 -0800 From: Isaac Dunham <idunham@...abit.com> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: License survey For the record, there is a public domain libc that supports Linux and can be used to build GCC on some platforms (ie known to work on mainframes): pdclib (from the PDOS project on sourceforge) It's ANSI C89 only, though. Rich Felker <dalias@...ifal.cx> wrote: > One thing I like about copyleft and having external copyright holders > is that the rules apply to me too. If, for instance, I were working in > embedded systems as a job, and my employer asked me to prepare a > derived work of musl for purely-closed use, I could simply tell them > that's not possible without the consent of other copyright holders. .. > Another issue (I suspect Solar will feel differently than me about > this one) is the possibility of offering a non-free, closed version. > If I'm doing a BSD-licensed project and asking others to contribute > under BSD license, it feels like I'm taking their contributions to > build something I could turn around and make closed/commercial > derivatives of for my own benefit. .. LGPL +static linking exception for now, and review later? Or just stick with LGPL? -- Isaac Dunham <idunham@...abit.com>
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