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Re: GNUstep

From: Gregory Casamento
Subject: Re: GNUstep
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2011 17:11:23 -0400


That's correct, GPL means that anything built on GPL libraries must be
also GPL'd, however, GNUstep is NOT GPL, it is LGPL.   LGPL means that
you can link with it and not be required to release your code.


On Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 3:09 PM, Amr Aboelela <amraboelela@gmail.com> wrote:
> So you are saying that GPL means any software built on the GPL frameworks
> has also to be GPL?
> is that the problem?
> but they said GPL means free as in freedom!
> i started a project called caramel
> https://github.com/amraboelela/caramel
> what do u think about it?
> On Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 10:37 AM, BigZaphod
> <reply+m-9201204-9f9752af99cee8fb7c10d727d7ffaff622000caa@reply.github.com>
> wrote:
>> An open source Core Animation would be pretty amazing, and with that and
>> the other frameworks, Chameleon should be able to run! That'd be pretty
>> impressive!
>> Chameleon is all under a BSD license which is far more permissive than
>> GPL, and that's the way I like it. I personally dislike the GPL and find it
>> too restrictive. I understand the goals, but I don't agree it's necessary to
>> strong-arm people into sharing. Chameleon has now had several contributions
>> from a number of others and I suspect they would also all have to agree to
>> dual license their contributions. While not an insurmountable problem, I
>> have no interest in doing it.
>> It should be possible to use Chameleon to test their Core Animation layer
>> and software could even be built using the whole open source stack once it's
>> complete, but no, I don't want to add any additional restrictions to my
>> code.
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