Licensing issues

Scott Cutler scott at scottcutler.net
Wed Sep 26 05:18:10 UTC 2012


I have nothing against the GPL--but to me it represents an unknown that I
would like to get out of the way as early as possible so that I no longer
have to think about it.  Although the software will never be commercial, I
may have a future purpose for the software that involves connecting with
closed-source code, and I simply don't know enough about the legal aspects
there.  I'd rather err on the side of safety when it comes to licensing.
 Part of the reason for developing my own software was to avoid just these
kinds of difficulties.

Also, since ExtIO was on my list of things to support anyway, I may as well
do it sooner rather than later.

At any rate, thanks for the advice.

-Scott


On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 9:40 PM, Alexander Chemeris <
alexander.chemeris at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 12:30 AM, Scott Cutler <scott at scottcutler.net>
> wrote:
> > Do you have suggestions, then, as to the approach I should take?  I plan
> on
> > using a GPL-compatible license eventually, but the code isn't ready for
> that
> > yet
>
> Suggestion - don't spend time circumventing the GPL compatibility and
> release your code in open-source from the day one. Saved time could
> spend to get the software working better.
>
> --
> Regards,
> Alexander Chemeris.
> CEO, Fairwaves LLC / ООО УмРадио
> http://fairwaves.ru
>
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