[openbiblio-dev] [okfn-discuss] Permission request (license)
mark at cottagelabs.com
Mon Nov 18 12:34:42 UTC 2013
The Bibserver software repo license has now been changed to MIT.
On Sun, Nov 3, 2013 at 2:28 PM, Peter Murray-Rust <pm286 at cam.ac.uk> wrote:
> I support this. LGPL is somewhat more restrictive than MIT - I have had
> problems in the past where companies were unhappy with an LGPL library
> because they had to use static linking which was a performance/distrib hit.
> (I was a contributor to a larger system and the licence wasn't my choice).
> Francois, a thought. We would be delighted if you were able to post/blog
> your use case (e.g. on open-bibliography) in case anyone would be able to
> use it or contribute.
> On Sun, Nov 3, 2013 at 2:21 PM, Mark MacGillivray <mark at cottagelabs.com>wrote:
>> I did not originally start the repo, I think it was Rufus. I am not
>> saying he chose that license, but it may just have been put in there at the
>> start at some point - I do not believe there is an ideology behind it being
>> there. I usually use MIT or copyheart. As I did probably write most of the
>> code, I would be happy to change the licence to MIT if that is helpful at
>> this stage. If anyone is against this, please say so this week. (I have
>> copied this mail to the old open-bibliography and openbiblio-dev lists too,
>> in case anyone on there has an opinion.)
>> On Sun, Nov 3, 2013 at 12:36 PM, François Boulogne <fboulogne at sciunto.org
>> > wrote:
>>> Le 03/11/2013 07:31, William Waites a écrit :
>>> > > give these rights and grant them to you.
>>> > LGPL for a library and not BSD, right?
>>> I switched to LGPL. LGPL is fine for me, and I prefer FSF's licenses.
>>> François Boulogne.
>>> GPG fingerprint: 25F6 C971 4875 A6C1 EDD1 75C8 1AA7 216E 32D5 F22F
> Peter Murray-Rust
> Reader in Molecular Informatics
> Unilever Centre, Dep. Of Chemistry
> University of Cambridge
> CB2 1EW, UK
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