Re: [Rd] Possible GPL Violation (Ian Fellows)

From: <Rory.WINSTON_at_rbs.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2008 11:38:37 +0100

<snip>The law books were more interesting than the girlfriend...</snip>

Ouch!!!

But this does raise one of the issues I have with the GPL and the GPL family of licenses - the constant confusion around what is and what is not permissible. It's a gray area (possibly deliberately so), and most coversations end up with numerous opinions being offered, all prefixed with "IANAL, but..". It's that and the perception that the GPL ismore about ideology than software that lead me to prefer BSD-type licenses for pretty much everything.

IANAL, IMHO, etc etc.

Rory

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