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Re: [Tinycc-devel] License is too restrictive for real-world use.

From: John B
Subject: Re: [Tinycc-devel] License is too restrictive for real-world use.
Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2016 11:29:16 +0000

Thanks.  I know it can seem that way but I guess it comes down to what I want to build and how the derivative will help.  It would almost reverse engineer half of the project through common sense if I released the source of this one library, otherwise I wouldn't really come out of the shadows and ask.  Releasing code and acknowledgements should be a personal choice not an enforced one.  Some proprietary software makes more sense than others to do this.  So another thing is about flexibility.  I just can't release derivative code.  LuaJit it is.  I will check back again now and then on the status of TinyCC; it has been a favorite of mine for a couple of years now.  And by favorite, I mean tinker around with it in my own lab, because it wasn't going anywhere else sadly.

From: tinycc-devel-bounces+address@hidden <tinycc-devel-bounces+address@hidden> on behalf of Stephan Beal <address@hidden>
Sent: Wednesday, March 2, 2016 3:21 AM
To: address@hidden
Subject: Re: [Tinycc-devel] License is too restrictive for real-world use.
On Wed, Mar 2, 2016 at 12:01 PM, John B <address@hidden> wrote:

Despite the implications that I am a bad person for asking, I think the discussion is healthy for the project.  Because bsd license I believe would be 100x healthier for the project.  People would absolutely contribute back, but in a de-identified way.  I Absolutely believe this.

fwiw, i Public Domain and/or MIT all my sources. i'm not a fan of viral licenses (and avoid the GPL like the plague), but i have never experienced that the LGPL has been a real hindrance to a library's use (as opposed to imagined, when people misunderstand it to be viral to their code). i.e. i think you're over-reacting to it being LGPL. (If it were GPL, i'd be in full agreement with you.)

----- stephan beal
"Freedom is sloppy. But since tyranny's the only guaranteed byproduct of those who insist on a perfect world, freedom will have to do." -- Bigby Wolf

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