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Date: Sat, 27 Apr 2013 10:13:33 +0200
From: Luca Barbato <>
Subject: Re: High-priority library replacements?

On 04/27/2013 07:45 AM, Rob Landley wrote:
> On 04/25/2013 12:53:53 PM, Zvi Gilboa wrote:
>> Ironically, much of the current thread is about the need to create
>> alternatives to commonly-used GPL'ed libraries, which in itself reminds
>> of past (and present) efforts to create open source alternatives to
>> proprietary libraries and software products.
> Unfortunately the FSF poisoned copyleft in 2006. The GPL was a category
> killer synonymous with copyleft... until GPLv3 came out and there was no
> longer any such thing as "The GPL".

For my personal usage I'm still quite fond of LGPL, (even for programs).

I do not see how to fix it beside picking a license I like and tracking
contributors in case I need to switch to another.


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