Monthly Archives: November 2011

Permissive License like Apache seems Best Choice For Maximum/Inclusive Use/Re-Use of Software Products

Last Updated On December 18th 2011 GPLv3 may be the most inclusive license currently for allowing incorporation of existing FOSS code as well as allowing FOSS contributors of various FOSS license philosophies to contribute (For an analysis see the post: … Continue reading

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GPL Software Cannot Be Used On Apple AppStore!

Edited email exchange with friend is given below. ASL Friend wrote: As an aside, GPL software is not compatible with iOS. This is probably the last thing that matters to you (though it matters a lot to me), which is … Continue reading

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Flexible Option: Start with Apache License; If Required, Move to GPL Later On

Last Updated on November 29th 2011 Edited mail exchange with ASL (Apache License) Friend in response to “Is GPLv3 the Best Choice License for Most Inclusive Social Coding?”: https://ravisiyer.wordpress.com/2011/11/26/is-gplv3-the-best-choice-license-for-most-inclusive-social-coding/ post, is given below. [Update: The post was modified slightly, including … Continue reading

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Is GPLv3 the Best Choice License for Most Inclusive Incorporation of Existing Social Code/Coders?

Last Updated on November 29th 2011 raviiyer.org would like to develop FOSS products which can be most inclusive in the following aspects: A) Permission to incorporate/re-use existing free software components/contributions. B) Allowing FOSS contributors of various FOSS license philosophies to … Continue reading

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GPL vs. ASL (Apache License)

Last Updated on December 18th 2011 Edited mail exchange with my “GPL friend” is given below. GPL friend wrote: I followed the link to the Apache discussion: ASL (Apache License) friend wrote: As for gpl, I don’t like it. When … Continue reading

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Github prefers the MIT license for its Open Source software

Last Updated on November 29th 2011 A friend passed on this great recent post on how Open Source helps Github, https://github.com/, a social coding (collaborative coding) site: http://tom.preston-werner.com/2011/11/22/open-source-everything.html Towards the end of the post there is a section on why … Continue reading

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In Support of Apache Software License

Last Updated on Nov. 25th 2011 Edited mail exchange with a friend is given below. Friend wrote: Yea, custom licenses are a pain to deal with because the lawyers should check for conformance again. Lawyers say they don’t like this, … Continue reading

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In support of GPL

Last Updated on November 29th 2011 Edited mail of a friend, which stirred me to look at GPLv3 and then ASL (Apache License), is given below. The mail was sent on Sept. 22nd. 2011 but I was able to study … Continue reading

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Rethink on License for raviiyer.org

Last Updated On December 30th 2011 Getting back to raviiyer.org work after a long break. While a lot of friends were advising me not to consider using my own license for raviiyer.org I was a little stubborn about it initially. … Continue reading

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