Fletcher, Bob (GEAE)
Fri Feb 25 08:06:00 GMT 2000

 I think that GSL has great potential, but that this chioce will limit it's
If it were LGSL  might be able to use and contribute to the library.  With GPL
we probably can't.  
(See tcl/tk(Sun), Imagemagick(dupont), vtk(GE), GLX(SGI),  and OpenDX(IBM), for
examples of open source contributions from  large corporations.)

(Mike Booth. If you're reading drop me a note. I tried your email recently and
couldn't get through.)


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> ----------
> From: 	Brian Gough[]
> Sent: 	Friday, February 25, 2000 10:23 AM
> To: 	Adrian Feiguin
> Cc:
> Subject: 	Re: GPL or LGPL
> Hi, 
> Just to confirm, the choice of GPL, rather than LGPL, has been made
> for reasons similar to those in the article at the GNU website.
> best regards
> Brian Gough
> Adrian Feiguin writes:
>  > Hi. The GSL called my attention and I must say that it's an outstanding
>  > library. I've been looking for something like this to link to my
>  > application: a Microcal Origin clone, a program for scientific graphics.
>  > However, I'm not sure yet if my program will be released under GPL,
>  > although it will be open source. In that case I wouldn't be able to link
>  > to gsl. 
>  >  IMHO, I personally believe that libraries must be released under a less
>  > restrictive license, like LGPL, that allows to link dynamically to them,
>  > without forcing to use the GPL/LGPL for your code. I released libraries
>  > myself under LGPL and I think that that's the right choice (even though my
>  > libraries are being used for commercial applications -Applixware)
>  >  I apologize if this is not the right place to post this, or if this issue
>  > was discussed before.
>  >  Regards,
>  > <ADRIAN>
>  > 

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