[pmwiki-users] Commercialism in PmWiki (was: Google Analytics)

Carlo Strozzi carlos at linux.it
Fri Aug 25 17:08:09 CDT 2006

On Thu, Aug 24, 2006 at 01:21:10PM -0500, Patrick R. Michaud wrote:
> The "commercial" license I'm planning to use won't allow for
> re-distribution.  It's much more of a traditional software
> license or EULA  (as you've helpfully suggested--thanks!), 
> in that it grants permission to use the software but not to 
> redistribute it.

Hmm, but unless you rewrite PmWiki from scratch, the commercial version
will be based mostly on the original GPL code, and I'm afraid this
would be a violation of the GPL itself, and the various FSF affiliates
around the world may go after your customers. Wouldn't it be easier to
re-license the whole thing under the LGPL, so that enyone is allowed to
include it in a closed-source product of sort ? After all, being PmWiki a
collection of PHP includes, I think this would make sense.


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