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

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Tue Jun 24 00:35:57 PDT 2008

Chris and Dave are right, I'd strongly suggest using a less restrictive 
license than GPL as you will likely increase your developer base.

Dave McIlhagga wrote:
> 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.
> Dave
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