[thelist] Re: Open source licensing and web development

Kevin Martin evolt at brasscannon.net
Thu Oct 28 06:55:46 CDT 2004

Piggybacking on the reply by William Anderson <neuro at well.com>
> > 
> > Recently I have had to think a lot of how I license the sites I make for 
> > my clients. This has led me to think the possibility to use an open 
> > source license, e.g. GPL.
> > 
> > Do you have any experiences on this? Anything special to take into 
> > consideration? Is GPL good, or should I consider other options?
> Depends on what you're outputting for the client.  PHP is usually 
> intrinsically bound to the content if you're using code in-line with 
> content, so it may be more appropriate to GPL short passages of code and 
> re-use them within the main bulk of the page.

To GPL short sections of reusable code, Kasimir might want to
try the GNU "Library license."  He might like to drop by the
Creative Commons web site, where a number of Free and Open Source
licenses are presented with a discussion about where one or the
other is more appropriate.


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