Subject: Re: Reasons to choose CLISP over other free implementations
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Sun, 02 Dec 2007 21:27:34 -0600
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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Robert Uhl  <> wrote:
| Slobodan Blazeski <> writes:
| > No it won't.  People who want their code under GPL will do it it
| > anyway, people who don't won't use it.
| Not necessarily: if the cost of releasing under the GPL is less than the
| cost of re-implementing GPLed code, then people will release their code
| under the GPL regardless of whether they want to or not.  This is a good
| thing for users who will thus have source at their fingertips; it is a
| bad thing for those who don't want to give out their source code.

**OPEN SOURCE != GPL!!!**  Do not attempt to conflate the two!!
There are many open-source arrangements which do not contain
the viral contamination clauses inherent in the GPL.


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