[License-discuss] GPL and proprietary WebAPIs
perrin at apotheon.com
Sat Dec 24 02:17:15 UTC 2011
On Fri, Dec 23, 2011 at 04:50:14PM -0800, Chris Travers wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 23, 2011 at 9:49 AM, Chad Perrin <perrin at apotheon.com> wrote:
> > On Fri, Dec 23, 2011 at 03:38:04AM -0800, Chris Travers wrote:
> >> Thus in general I think one is generally better off talking with
> >> upstream projects and trying to get them on board.
> > Take the most restrictive reasonable interpretation of both if you want
> > to play it safe. After all, a change in the upstream project's
> > maintainership could get you in a lot of trouble if you rely entirely on
> > the legally non-binding word of a project maintainer.
> I think one could easily read the GPL v3 and the 2-clause BSD licenses
> (and hence every other similar permissive license) as requiring
> incompatible things. If we want to take the most restrictive
> reasonable interpretation of both, these licenses are incompatible,
> which is somebody nobody really believes.
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How does anything you said change anything I said or make it untrue?
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