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Re: Recommendation for a CL data structures library


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Recommendation for a CL data structures library
Date: Tue, 04 May 2010 16:09:54 -0000
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Nicolas Neuss <address@hidden> writes:

> David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:
>
>> It does not get you "anything additional", but it gets you something
>> _less_: a proprietary product that uses your own code to draw your
>> user base away from you.
>
> This is quite understandable - I would not really like seeing Microsoft
> use my code.
>
> However, when I was in search for a license for code of mine -Femlisp,
> a PDE solver written in Common Lisp- I stood before the question which
> license to choose[*].  A commercial license did not make much sense,
> because the code was (and is) not yet commercially valuable.  However,
> I wanted to retain at least some possibility of providing enhanced
> value (in the form of additional features) within a commercial
> setting.  A GPL license would make this business model impossible for
> everyone - _including me_ as soon as other people would start
> contributing relevant portions of code under the GPL.
>
> Therefore, I decided in favor of the (modified) BSD license.

That does not keep other people from contributing relevant portions of
code under the GPL, if they so desire.

-- 
David Kastrup


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