Rev/Livecode project and GPL Licenses
ambassador at fourthworld.com
Tue Apr 12 20:37:07 EDT 2011
Chip Thomas wrote:
> I am wondering if anyone on this list has shipped a Rev/Livecode project
> that communicated with a code library released under the GPL license, and if
> so, your reasons for making your LiveCode project GPL or non-GPL.
> The GPL license is clear that it is possible to have closed-source
> commercial code work with GPL licensed code in a way that does not violate
> the terms of the GPL license, the only thing is, it does not make the
> parameters altogether clear, to me anyway.
Volumes have been written about the GPL and FOSS in general. Big topic,
with many implications.
Do you have a project you're thinking of deploying under the GPL?
If so, what are you goals in doing so?
GPL can be a great option if it's what you need, but there are so many
licenses available, and of course the creator of a work can define any
terms he chooses, so it can be difficult to offer any brief
recommendation one way or another without some details.
While looking at different licensing options a few months ago for a
project I'd considered possibly GPL'ing, I came across one tip that may
It's easier to convert proprietary code to GPL than the other way
around, so if you have any questions about whether to use GPL it may be
prudent to consider more closed terms at first until those questions are
answered. You can always change it later.
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