Re: [ottawaandroid] Discussion about GPL licence ...
- Michael Norman
- 2010-06-17 @ 17:59
Not sure - you can find a lot of conversation all over the 'Net about this,
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
a scenario where a person can decide exact how they want their 'combined'
licensed ... AND they can decide if the exception 'travels' along with the
On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 1:34 PM, Christopher Saunders <firstname.lastname@example.org>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.
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- Jarred F
- 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
If anyone runs across any others let me know.
Can see what they've published so far here.