[jsword-devel] Re: JSword license
Mon, 29 Sep 2003 20:40:13 +0100
>> Most of the approved open source licenses (but not all -- see the
>> original bsd for example) can be redistributed under GPL by
>> narrowing/restricting the terms of the original license. So they are
>> not "free", but they can be "made free." :-)
> But not Apache and IBM P.L. (JUnit/BSF) which covers most of the libs
> we use.
> See: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html
> I would say that a legal module ought to be compulsory in all uni
> comp. sci courses! I would have found it faaaar more useful than my AI
> or HCI or Modular2 modules.
> If you want to submit your sources that's fine. There is a
> jsword-support cvs module that would be a good home for it.
> Thanks, I'm off to gnu-legal.
Well I was, but I never got there.
Can I recommend
as a good way to understand some of the more complex issues of the GPL.
I've written to gnu-legal to clarify things but in the mean time I think
the long and short is that we do need an exemption clause, or at least
that is my reading.