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Re: The Great Licensing Discussion
- Subject: Re: The Great Licensing Discussion
- From: Chris Travers <..hidden..>
- Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2011 13:32:06 -0800
On Tue, Dec 20, 2011 at 9:03 AM, John Hasler <..hidden..> wrote:
> I'm not a current contributor but as user and potential contributor I'd
> prefer to see the project stay with GPLv2 and away from GPLv3. BSD is
> ok but I prefer GPLv2 (or LGPL, or GPLv2 with stated exceptions). IMHO
> GPLv3 is overreaching (it's patent clauses may constitute copyright
> abuse), unduly restrictive, overly complex, and nearly incomprehensible.
That more or less sums up my view of the GPL v3. I would also say
there are a few areas of the GPL v3 I *really* don't like. These
include the forced compatibility with the AGPL v3 (section 13). I
also dislike Section 7 paragraph 2 (removal of additional permissions
by non-copyright holders).