[ODE] Suggest a type of Licence for GIMPACT

Francisco Leon projectileman at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 26 06:13:32 MST 2006

OK, Ok, you have convinced me.

So I will consider to release GIMPACT under BSD, like
ODE does.

Stay tuned, I'll make these changes to the library as
soon as posible!


--- Jason Perkins <starkos at gmail.com> wrote:

> > The only drawback of LGPL is that you can't sell
> the
> > idea that GIMPACT code is yours. It's mine, and
> every
> > modification to GIMPACT code should be notified to
> the
> > authors. Is it bad?
> >
> > I think that LGPL is compatible with ODE BSD
> licence.
> > I'm wrong?
> Yes, unfortunately. Under BSD, I can make a change
> to your library,
> ship it in binary form, and  never return the
> changes to you. Under
> LGPL, I /must/ publish my source code changes. Both
> licenses requires
> that the original author receive credit via the
> copyright notice.
> There benefits of LGPL are obvious: no one can fork
> your code without
> your consent (you can always integrate their changes
> back to your
> trunk). The benefits of BSD are more subtle but just
> as valid: I want
> to make an optimization for the PS3, but because I
> am under a
> non-disclosure agreement I am not allowed to tell
> you what I did. In
> that situation, I can't use your LGPL code.
> ODE maintains a dual license; you can use it under
> the terms of either
> BSD or LGPL. If you are open to it, I think this is
> an ideal
> situation.
> Jason

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