[GRASS5] why GPL

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at intevation.de
Mon Mar 26 07:24:13 EST 2001

On Thu, Mar 22, 2001 at 03:51:24PM +0000, Markus Neteler wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 22, 2001 at 07:03:59AM -0800, strobe anarkhos wrote:

> > It is possible for the authors of the original code to re-release their
> > code under the LGPL or another license. 

> At least the GRASS I/O routines shall be released under LGPL. When
> restructuring GRASS, we'll make use of Frank Warmerdam's "libgrass".

Which is based on GRASS code so we have to get the permission of the
code owners to relicense for libgrass, too. This will be lot more
easy, though. 

> Like that proprietary products will be allowed to read/write GRASS
> databases directly. See the libgrass link at:
>  http://www.geog.uni-hannover.de/grass/related_projects.html
> Generally I feel that GPL is a quite good license for GRASS. We have
> quite good experience with that.

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