marc at hacklava.net
Tue Aug 16 20:11:39 CEST 2005
It's easy: LGPL software is free, but can be used or linked with non-free
software. The first letter is "L", for "Lesser", because it protects less;
its only purpose is to distribute libraries that might become de-facto
In the case of applications, hybrids don't only promote the free parts; for
example, pixelTango is optimised for OSX because it is mainly developed on
OSX, so it promotes OSX more than GNU/Linux. But I promote pixelTango to
OSX users when I can, hoping they might eventually want use a free OS.
Le 16 Août 2005 11:45, B. Bogart a écrit :
> If it was so easy to draw the line between free and non-free then things
> like the LGPL would not have any purpose. I think we're going to have to
> deal with commercial/free hybrids, which is not at all bad as long as
> the hybrids highlight and promote the free parts...
> Seems like Darwin and Apple are not playing nice lately.
> Yes, I'm bringing the powerbook to piksel, and not lugging my
> AMD64/Debian mobo.
> Marc Lavallée wrote:
> > Le 16 Août 2005 11:15, 220hex a écrit :
> >>Monday 15 August 2005 01:20, skrev Yves Degoyon:
> >>>>Mathieu Bouchard a écrit :
> >>>>>Hey, anyone here going to Piksel'05 ?
> >>>don't forget they're extremists and can't stand any windows users ))
> >>total bollocks ;)
> >>we might well be extremists, but windows is accepted as well as OSX, as
> >>long as the user-space apps is open-source.
> > It'a getting difficult to draw a line between the user-space apps and
> > the root-space os. Using "open source" (I prefer the term free) on
> > non-free platforms is one way to promote freedom for users, but it's
> > far from enough. The first words on the Piksel web site are:
> > "Piksel is a yearly event for artists and developers working
> > with Free Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) for realtime
> > processing of video and sound." Since Windows and OSX are non-free
> > softwares, the Piksel people should logically be extreme extremists...
> > ;-)
> > --
> > Marc
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