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RE: [bluetooth-dev] New license for the Axis bluetooth stack
I agree that the license is very close to LGPL.
There are some differences though that I will try to explain below.
1) If someone uses the stack on some peculiar platform without publically available tools etc we still feel ok with that if any improvements regarding bluetooth is fed back to the community. That is not 100% clear in LGPL, as far as I can tell.
2) If someone develops Bluetooth related functionality, that is not already implemented, we want that to be fed back as well. We are thereby explicitly saying that it is not ok to place that functionality in a separate library without sharing it.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dag Brattli [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Monday, February 12, 2001 2:03 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [bluetooth-dev] New license for the Axis bluetooth stack
> On Mon, 12 Feb 2001 08:40:18 +0100, you wrote:
> > Dear bluetooth developers,
> > we have decided to change the license for the bluetooth stack
> > we are developing. It will still be released under GNU GPL,
> > but also granting the right to link it with non-GPL code.
> Why not just use the LGPL (Lesser GPL) license. It's basically the
> same as GPL but allows you to link it with non-free
> modules. What's the reason for not using the LGPL?
> -- Dag
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