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Re: Article submitted to Slashdot re SQL-Ledger license change
- Subject: Re: Article submitted to Slashdot re SQL-Ledger license change
- From: Ashley J Gittins <..hidden..>
- Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2007 05:03:53 +1000
On Sun, 15 Apr 2007, Ashley J Gittins wrote:
> Hi All,
> As you may (or may not) be aware, with the release of SQL-Ledger 2.8.0 DWS
> has changed the license from the GPL to a new, bespoke license which
> appears aimed at preventing others from re-using his code.
Well it seems that the risk of having the wider community find out about the
subversive license change has caused a strategic shift, with a new release
just posted of SQL-Ledger 2.8.1 and a return to the GPL for the license.
This did not come without some venom however, some of which can be seen in the
update on the story above, and also directly on the "Terms and Conditions"
and "What's Ahead" pages at sql-ledger.org.
Thank you to all who supported getting the word out, it has made a difference
and means that those using SQL-Ledger will get a fair deal on the licensing
of the software package they are using, even if some will never know that for
a while there it wasn't going to be that way.
Ashley J Gittins