[PD] Percolate

Mathieu Bouchard matju at artengine.ca
Tue Sep 29 04:21:47 CEST 2009

On Mon, 28 Sep 2009, dmotd wrote:

> i'm just looking at the license now and i'm not sure that this is 
> acutally a problem.. looks like an open style license.. not for resale, 
> non-commerical educaton use only, must credit authors and distribute 
> license.

GPL forbids any clauses about non-commercial, non-military, 
education-only, and any other clauses restricting the freedom to use.
(section 7 out of 17)


But some other documents may be easier to interpret (but the following are 
about what is a free license, they aren't about GPL-compatibility per se).

FSF's Free Software Definition lists four essential freedoms, the first 
one being: «The freedom to run the program, for any purpose».


OSI's Open Source Definition's sixth item (out of ten) states: «the 
license must not restrict anyone from making use of the program in a 
specific field of endeavor.»


I think that it's clear enough.

What's more difficult to grasp is how all the different licenses interact 
with each other when you use or don't use plugins together...

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