Subject: Re: what to do after "Touretzkey's book"?
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2006 20:21:21 -0600
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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arnuld <> wrote:
| my *aim*: i want to start writing software or will join as a
| *bug-fixer* in Common-LISP projects (will work with "copyleft"
| softwares only). ...

Just so you know, many (most?) of the Common Lisp community are not
terribly great fans of "copyleft" [e.g., GPL], but rather prefer to
use -- and write -- open-source software with the less-coercive
BSD/MIT-style licenses (or even sometimes, in those countries
supporting such a legal status, "public domain"). There are many
reasons for this -- technical [due to Lisp's dynamic compiling,
loading, & REPL'ing nature], historical, social, & legal -- so I
thought I'd let you know about it before you bumped into the issue
by accident. You are, of course, completely free to use a GPL-style
license on code you write in Lisp if you wish; I just thought you
should be alerted that doing so might affect its acceptance. At the
very least, you should do a web search on the difference between
the LGPL and the LLGPL and consider using the latter (though some
still have concerns about even that).


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