Re: [dev] [license] gpl issues

From: Страхиња Радић <>
Date: Sun, 7 May 2023 11:31:04 +0200

On 23/05/06 09:55PM, Laslo Hunhold wrote:
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Dear Laslo,

Thank you for reminding me of Unixsheikh's article on his view of GPL and other
licenses. I read it a while ago, but the arguments presented in it leave me
unconvinced. I don't think the two matters, of picking a license and ensuring
that programs remain simple and to the point in the technical sense, are or
have to be connected. I simply linked some of the articles on which I
think are relevant and complement the articles linked before my reply by
presenting the views of the "other side", which are behind GPL-related

As I stated before, I don't see the practical point of this "debate" with
regards to (most of) existing suckless software - the Expat ("MIT") license
can't (_legally_; of course _realistically_ anything goes, even "software
'piracy'" is a reality but illegal) be changed, even if it is "permissive". It
is GPL-compatible, Expat-licensed works can be combined with GPL-licensed
works. So what's the point in that case?

The only viable "debate" could be about what license to pick for future
programs written from scratch, but that wasn't what OP asked.


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