License for Code?
Mon, 30 Mar 1998 19:19:48 -0500 (EST)
On Mon, 30 Mar 1998, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> To guarantee that everyone is on GPL who works on this
> project, how about setting up the archive to display
> a text screen to state something to the effect of code
> being uploaded there is automatically GPL'ed and
> uploading is constituted as an agreement.
What's a license among friends? :)
I had hoped that it would already of been assumed that we would be
using somekind of GPL like license for any code contributed to the cause.
> I don't particularly care what license we follow as
> long as it allows for free development and distrubution
> and prevents code from being "appropriated" by commercial
> entities who then slap their own license on the code itself.
> I believe that GPL did that, right? Hell, I can read the
> document again for myself :)
Doesn't the GPL cover situations like that? They can do whatever
they want with it as long as they distribute the source they use (in one
fashion or the other).