Subject: Re: More licensing flames...
To: NetBSD-current Discussion List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Andrew Reilly <email@example.com>
Date: 09/23/1998 09:37:38
On Tue, Sep 22, 1998 at 11:39:30AM -0400, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> Unfortunately there has not, to my knowledge, ever been any "free"
> library distributed with only the GPL covering its copyright, at least
> not by the Free Software Foundation, so this fact has not, to the best
> of my knowledge, been tested. (I can't find an early copy of glibc. It
> may have been distributed under GPL.)
FFTW by Frigo and Johnson (http://theory.lcs.mit.edu/~fftw) is
one, I believe. I was under the impression that they'd done
that explicitly because the "GPL poison" would force potential
commercial users to contact them for a version with commercial
terms. Maybe they've read the GPL differently.