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Discussion about GPL licence ...

Discussion about GPL licence ...

From:
Michael Norman
Date:
2010-06-17 @ 17:28
At last night's meeting (10/06/16), I mentioned that it is helpful that
Java code be licensed under the 'Classpath' exception to the GPL
license; here is the Wikipedia entry:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPL_linking_exception

Re: [ottawaandroid] Discussion about GPL licence ...

From:
Christopher Saunders
Date:
2010-06-17 @ 17:34
On 10-06-17 1:28 PM, Michael Norman wrote:
> At last night's meeting (10/06/16), I mentioned that it is helpful that
> Java code be licensed under the 'Classpath' exception to the GPL
> license; here is the Wikipedia entry:
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPL_linking_exception 
Sounds interesting, I've always just considered using the LGPL.

Seems to me that this exception and the LGPL are pretty much the same. 
Or is there something different in LGPLv3?

-- 
Chris Saunders
Senior Developer
Zeebu Mobile Inc.
M: 613.878.4908
F: 866.415.3160
chris@zeebu.com
http://www.zeebu.com

Re: [ottawaandroid] Discussion about GPL licence ...

From:
Michael Norman
Date:
2010-06-17 @ 17:59
Not sure - you can find a lot of conversation all over the 'Net about this,
but
as is usual with licensing, not much clarity :-(

My take is: the act of 'linking', whether static (i.e. 'ld' from GNU
tool-chain) or dynamic
(use of .so-type artifacts) is tough to describe in a legal sense - and we
can't send all the
judges and lawyers to Computer Science classes! So, the exception explicitly
describes
a scenario where a person can decide exact how they want their 'combined'
end-product
licensed ... AND they can decide if the exception 'travels' along with the
combined end-product.

On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 1:34 PM, Christopher Saunders <chris@zeebu.com>wrote:

> On 10-06-17 1:28 PM, Michael Norman wrote:
> > At last night's meeting (10/06/16), I mentioned that it is helpful that
> > Java code be licensed under the 'Classpath' exception to the GPL
> > license; here is the Wikipedia entry:
> >
> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPL_linking_exception
> Sounds interesting, I've always just considered using the LGPL.
>
> Seems to me that this exception and the LGPL are pretty much the same.
> Or is there something different in LGPLv3?
>
> --
> Chris Saunders
> Senior Developer
> Zeebu Mobile Inc.
> M: 613.878.4908
> F: 866.415.3160
> chris@zeebu.com
> http://www.zeebu.com
>
>

androidpublisher

From:
Jarred F
Date:
2010-06-22 @ 16:59
Was going to mention this at the last meeting but couldn't make it.

Ran across a company in Miami that will publish paid apps for a percent 
of sales.
If anyone runs across any others let me know.

http://www.androidpublisher.com/

Can see what they've published so far here.  
http://www.cyrket.com/search?market=android&account=AndroidPublisher