[Flac-dev] Latest Flac license thinking?

Josh Coalson xflac at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 25 18:58:02 PST 2002

--- Matt Zimmerman <mdz at debian.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 15, 2002 at 03:27:42PM -0500, Woodrow Stool wrote:
> > A while back Josh was thinking of changing the Flac license, and
> posted a 
> > question on Slashdot regarding various licensing schemes.
> > 
> > Josh, have you come to any conclusions about future licensing of
> Flac?
> If the concerns are about embedded systems, I recommend adding an
> exception
> to the license (a carefully worded one, written with the assistance
> of
> legal-types) rather than changing to a BSD-style license.

this is the tack I am taking...

> Have you asked the FSF about their thoughts on the LGPL's application
> to
> embedded systems?  As far as I know, the LGPL authors have nothing
> specifically against the use of free software in embedded systems,
> and they
> might have useful input on the subject.  licensing at gnu.org would be,
> I
> think, the right place to ask, if you haven't already.

...this is ideal.  I've been a little hestitant to just
cold-mail someone and haven't really searched any relevant
gnu lists; surely this has come up before.  I'm really
short on time right now but it has to be done.

one company who is investigating FLAC has submitted to me a
license modification that seems to preserve the spirit but
I need a lawyer to examine it properly.

[to all]
incidently, this leads me to another topic which I will be
posting about shortly.  it will be clear when you see it
but if you have submitted any patches that have been accepted,
make sure and read it.


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