[OSGeo-Discuss] Thematic Mapping Engine as Open Source?
dmcilhagga at dmsolutions.ca
Mon Jun 23 08:59:31 PDT 2008
On 23-Jun-08, at 11:40 AM, Paolo Cavallini wrote:
> Bjorn Sandvik ha scritto:
>> I'll consider the pros and cons between different licenses. I don't
>> commercial interests,
>> but I would like the project to be sustainable.
>> I've changed my mind about using SourceForge, - I agree that Google
>> is more suitable.
> Please note:
> - GPL is more widely used
> - many people prefers it, for good reasons (too long to explain here)
> - Google Code apparently puts severe restrictions on exporting code to
> several countries.
> All the best.
Similarly there are many good reasons for the long-term sustainability
of the project to embrace a more open license such as the BSD which
welcomes all participants - even if they have proprietary commercial
interest. We avoid GPL like the plague for exactly this reason.
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