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yoshiguest
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« on: September 07, 2005, 03:30:28 am »

Hi, it's yoshi... just too lazy to sign in Tongue

Anyway, I read recently on slashdot.org that they changed the GPL license to make it so that patented software cannot contain any GPLed stuff at all.. or something to that effect (http://slashdot.org/articles/05/09/06/151200.shtml?tid=117).  I dont remember what license CS is (GPL, LGPL, other?) but I was wondering how/if this will affect CS and people like us who want to use CS.  Will we have to make derivative projects free/include our source/etc.?

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-Yoshi
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« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2005, 05:24:07 am »

Hi, it's yoshi... just too lazy to sign in Tongue

Anyway, I read recently on slashdot.org that they changed the GPL license to make it so that patented software cannot contain any GPLed stuff at all.. or something to that effect (http://slashdot.org/articles/05/09/06/151200.shtml?tid=117).  I dont remember what license CS is (GPL, LGPL, other?) but I was wondering how/if this will affect CS and people like us who want to use CS.  Will we have to make derivative projects free/include our source/etc.?

Thanks,
-Yoshi

Read the slashdot article a bit better. They haven't changed the license yet. The new license is being discussed right now and Stalman only made a proposal for a possible anti-patent clause in it. The new GPL v3 doesn't have that clause in it and will most likely not have it either.

CS is LGPL btw.

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