[OS X TeX] R, paradigm to bring into the LaTeX world?
Justin C. Walker
justin at mac.com
Mon Oct 23 13:40:12 EDT 2006
On Oct 23, 2006, at 10:25 , Alain Schremmer wrote:
> Adam R. Maxwell wrote:
>> MikTeX is also licensed under the GPL, so I don't want to
>> incorporate or link with it (TCOBrowser is BSD licensed).
> Last night, I happened to check, for my own purpose,
> It said:
> FreeBSD Documentation License
> This is a permissive non-copyleft Free Documentation license
> that is compatible with the GNU FDL.
> So, is there nevertheless a problem? Or is it a matter of FDL
> rather than GPL? Or is that I don't understand what compatible means?
To your first question, I don't understand: nevertheless?
GPL tends to be more restrictive than BSD. Some view it as a poison
Compatibility here means what FSF says it means, I suspect, but GPL
requires that *all* components of software that use GPL'd software be
released in source form. The BSD license does not.
Thus, in Adam's case, incorporating GPL'd pieces in his BSD-licensed
work would require him to "GPL" his code (as I understand it).
If Microsoft were to ship a library (DLL) that is a required
component of Windows, and if that DLL were to incorporate GPL'd
software, the FSF would claim that *all* of windows must then be
released, freely, in source form.
Justin C. Walker, Curmudgeon at Large
Institute for the Enhancement of the Director's Income
Nobody knows the trouble I've been
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