[Linux-aus] Re: Squiz.net Open Source License - is it free?
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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"Customers constantly evaluate other desktop platforms, [but] it would be so
much work to move over that they hope we just improve Windows rather than
force them to move. In short, without this exclusive franchise called the
Windows API, we would have been dead a long time ago."
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