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Re: [Liberty-eiffel] Fwd: Examples of GPL success, or lax license failur
Re: [Liberty-eiffel] Fwd: Examples of GPL success, or lax license failure
Mon, 26 Aug 2013 21:43:24 +0200
Mh, I don't think that it was the GPLed SmartEiffel which forced ISE to
release their compiler under a dual license. - If I remember correctly,
they also have the libraries under GPL which essentially means, that you
can only develop GPLed SW with the free version. - This itself could be
interpreted as success, if you want. Anyhow, I think that ISE relesed
The IDE and the compiler under a dual license was mainly due to the use
of EiffelStudio in basic courses at the university Meyer teaches.
Am Samstag, den 24.08.2013, 23:46 +0200 schrieb Paolo Redaelli:
> RMS is asking for examples of GPL success, and lax license failure.
> Do you think that Small/SmartEiffel can be one of this examples?
> I think so, since it "forced" ISE to release their compiler under GPL.
> According to the Wikipedia page
> ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EiffelStudio ) their entire IDE is now
> -------- Messaggio originale --------
> Examples of GPL success, or lax
> license failure
> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 21:51:51 -0400
> Richard Stallman <address@hidden>
> We are trying to collect examples of GPL success, and lax license failure.
> GPL success means the fact that a program is under the GPL has convinced
> some developer to contribute to the free world who would otherwise
> have been likely to make a proprietary extended version.
> Lax license failure means cases where a developer made a useful
> extension that we wish were free, but made it proprietary.
> Please send your examples to address@hidden
> and put "Examples of GPL success" as the Subject field.
> You don't need to send lots of detail. If you have time, please
> verify the facts to make sure that what happened really is what you
> think. But if you can't do that, please send the example anyway.