[sword-devel] GPL 3 licencing issues

Eeli Kaikkonen eekaikko at mail.student.oulu.fi
Mon Jul 16 10:15:30 MST 2007

On Mon, 16 Jul 2007, Chris Little wrote:
> Another option is to write a GPL (2 or 3) derivative license that adds
> some additional restrictions to prevent some of the commercial abuses of
> our software that we've seen in the past: restrictions against changing
> the software title to hide its identity, restrictions against embedding
> ad banners, a requirement that CrossWire be notified prior to
> distribution of derivative works, etc.

That would be a very bad idea. It would make Sword non-Free and would
prohibit Linux distros like Debian distributing it. I definitely would
stop developing BibleTime (and other Sword related software) after that.

	Eeli Kaikkonen (Mr.), Oulu, Finland
	e-mail: eekaikko at mailx.studentx.oulux.fix (with no x)

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