Subject Re: [IBO] Open Source Marathon
Author Dietrich Schulten

"Paul Schmidt" <paul@...> schrieb:

> If your going to open source something, then please make it open
> source, the open/closed model seems to be growing in popularity, IB
> is a perfect example, Borland opened the source so they could get
> other people to contribute, but they can keep their changes hidden
> (closed), and charge bix bucks for them, read the licence. The
> biggest problem with this Open/Closed model, is that it often results
> in a code fork, in IB's case the code forked into Firebird, almost
> immediately. The purely open Linux Kernel hasn't forked although
> it's been around for nearly 10 years.

From recent experience: In order to enable people to freely use Marathon
together with GPL and non-GPL projects, don't GPL it, but LGPL it. Read for the details, if you go GPL, then Marathon could only be used
with GPL software.

LGPL is compatible with GPL, but it can also be used with Mozilla,
OpenOffice, Apache and all those non-GPL licenses.