[OSGeo-Discuss] Thematic Mapping Engine as Open Source?

Dave McIlhagga 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  
>> have
>> commercial interests,
>> but I would like the project to be sustainable.
>> I've changed my mind about using SourceForge, - I agree that Google  
>> Code
>> 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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