Started by Markohs, February 20, 2013, 10:20:23 AM
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Quote from: Markohs on February 20, 2013, 07:58:26 PMi mean just saying that part of the code is not authored by you and pointing where did you got the code from, should be enough. After all free code should mean "use freely" code, not "use it with all this limitations"
Quote from: Markohs on February 20, 2013, 08:36:13 PMthere will allways be a copy of the code, I challenge you to cite here any disapered free code. if anybody can copy it, there will be a copy anywhere. and if it wasn't so, the disadvantages outweight the advantages imho. anarchy for the free code is the best option imho. after all if nobody cared to conserve a program, it was not worth it.
Quote from: TurfIt on February 20, 2013, 08:47:20 PMSimutrans already uses a LGPL 2.1 library - SDL. (although I don't believe it's in compliance. IANAL. TINAL. etc. etc.)
Quote from: Ters on February 20, 2013, 09:00:49 PMThe GNU people believe otherwise. Besides, the fact that someone in Japan that I don't know about has a copy of the code on a floppy disk in a closet at his parents place isn't of much use to me if I want the source code for something to fix a bug that's bothering me.
Quote from: sdog on February 20, 2013, 11:59:36 PMOut of curiosity: you are statically linking because of performance reasons?
Quote from: VS on February 20, 2013, 10:34:43 PMI don't know where everyone always goes to get their misinformation :-/ LGPL is different from GPL precisely in that you do not have to change license of everything else.As I see it, our current license already satisfies all the requirements that LGPL sets on the combined work - we offer both program and code (read section 6, first paragraph in particular). Toss in the new file and its license.txt, add to credits rolling on start screen and you've done more than enough...
QuoteThe general rule is, if you distribute binaries, you must distribute the complete corresponding source code too. The exception for the case where you received a written offer for source code is quite limited.
Quote from: Ters on February 21, 2013, 05:48:15 AMWhen did anyone write that we have to change the license to link against LGPL? (Except me wonderings about static linking, which I'll return to.)
Quote from: Ters on February 20, 2013, 04:19:49 PMCopying it's code into the Simutrans code, and perhaps also statically linking, though that might be forbidden altogether, means that Simutrans must also be licensed as LGPL (and source must always be provided when distributing binaries). Every Simutrans developer past and present must agree to such a relicensing.