[Linux-aus] Re: Squiz.net Open Source License - is it free?

Sridhar Dhanapalan sridhar at dhanapalan.com
Sun Feb 5 21:43:01 UTC 2006

On Sunday 05 February 2006 22:51, Del <del at babel.com.au> wrote:
> and the FSF only promote one (GPL) of the many free software licenses.

The FSF may prefer the GPL, but they also maintain a set of criteria of what 
makes a licence free or non-free. There are plenty of free licences besides 
the GPL, as a quick look at the FSF site will show. There are even some that 
aren't compatible with the GPL (like the license for OpenSolaris).

BTW as an aside, it's spelt "licence" when used as a noun and "license" when 
used as a verb. Same with practice/practise and advice/advise.

Sridhar Dhanapalan  [Yama | http://www.pclinuxonline.com/]
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