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31 May 2023 23:09:27 EDT (-0400)
  Re: License reassessment and other matters  
From: jr
Date: 5 Jun 2021 05:25:00
Message: <web.60bb41d68535d42e79819d986cde94f1@news.povray.org>

Cousin Ricky <ric### [at] yahoocom> wrote:
> On 2021-05-10 6:50 PM (-4), Cousin Ricky wrote:
> >
> > The LGPL has been updated to version 3.0.  Should we switch to that as a
> > collection?  Should we leave it up to the author of the module?
> > ...
> I've been reading more commentary on the LGPL 3 vs. 2.1, well, as much
> as a Web search can get you on such a narrow topic.  It seems that the
> main rationale for the GPL/LGPL 3 was to prevent TiVo from de facto
> mooting the right to modify its code.  In a nutshell, you are legally
> permitted to modify TiVo's software, but then it will no longer work on
> TiVo's hardware.
> ...

I use the GPL v3+ routinely (ie unthinkingly :-)) for everything I "publish".
 appreciate that you (too) are not a lawyer, however, questions: should I change
from v3+ to another, eg LGPL?  what would be the "real" difference?

regards, jr.

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