[sword-devel] Is sword going non-gpl or proprietory?

Leon Brooks sword-devel@crosswire.org
Mon, 9 Sep 2002 21:43:55 +0800

On Mon, 9 Sep 2002 10:40, Troy A. Griffitts wrote:
> 	The PURPOSE of CrossWire is to release free opensource code.  A non-GPL
> license issued to a publisher or Bible Society, as an exception, would
> allow them to encorporate pieces of the project into their software
> without making their software GPL.  These are the types of things that
> we cannot do currently if we rely upon other pieces of code (like our
> regex implementation) that don't allow this.

LGPL will achieve this directly. Wrapping a CLI program ("engine") with a 
proprietary GUI will also achieve this with fully GPLed software.

Cheers; Leon