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Re: License question

From: Colin Macdonald
Subject: Re: License question
Date: Wed, 3 Apr 2019 12:51:53 -0700
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On 2019-04-03 10:33 a.m., GoSim wrote:
Thanks for links again, I will look at them. The best license I have found so
far is GPL with sole copyright holder. This is the model that Qt uses and I
like it.

I agree that GPLv3+ with sole copyright holder offers the easiest route to brokering side deals (e.g., under an alternative license.)

There is one downside: potential contributors may well be put-off by having to assign copyright, especially given the purpose of doing so. So it may be harder to grow a community around your project (compared to GPLv3+ w/o assignment).

I have no data about how much this matters in practice. I suspect GPLv3+ w/o assignment would be fine. Getting major contributors onboard to a commercial opportunity later might sounds like it could be complicated but probably isn't too hard in practice. Again, no data, just my feelings.


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