Re: An Ode to GPLv2 (was Re: GPLv3 Position Statement)

From: Willy Tarreau
Date: Mon Sep 25 2006 - 09:31:18 EST

On Mon, Sep 25, 2006 at 02:00:05PM +0200, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-09-25 at 06:40 +0200, Willy Tarreau wrote:
> > do a few months back. After all the fuss about binary-only modules
> > incompatibility with GPLv2, I wanted to change the license of haproxy
> > to explicitly permit external binary-only code to be linked with it.
> LGPL is then a logical and commonly accepted choice for a license

Not exactly, because I don't want people to include interesting parts
of my code into their binary-only programs. I just want to allow
people to link binary-only modules with my program. However, programs
that are already GPLv2 are welcome to steal part of my code.


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