[dev] [license] gpl issues

From: Ray Garner <ray_AT_perfectcast.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 4 May 2023 09:05:39 +0100


I've been using suckless tools such as dwm and st for a while now and
think theyre great, my question is to do with software licenses.

I'm curious about licensing and was wondering why suckless tools are
released under MIT rather than an alternative like GPL. Is it just to make
it compatible with more other software?

Also, the GPL is included on the on the cat-v.org list of harmful software but
without explanation. Does anyone here know if its considered harmful for
compatability reasons or something else?

Anyway, thanks for the programs.

Received on Thu May 04 2023 - 10:05:39 CEST

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