|Re: [paho-dev] Incorporating MQTT Lua client library into Eclipse Paho / Koneki ?|
One of the reasons we see Paho being licensed under the BSD and EPL is to allow integration with GPL licensed applications. We don't typically allow for a dual license of EPL and GPL or AGPL. The BSD license we use is the EDL http://www.eclipse.org/org/documents/edl-v10.php Using the EDL dual-license provides the maximum interoperablity to other license environments.
I hope this would be acceptable.
On 4/13/2012 12:48 AM, Andy Gelme wrote:
hi Mike, On 2012-04-13 12:25 , Mike Milinkovich wrote:Paho is licensed under the Eclipse Public License. There is a _chance_ that in the future it may also be dual-licensed under both the EPL and the BSD. Are those licensing scenarios acceptable to you ?Currently, the MQTT Lua client is licensed as AGPLv3. I would like to continue to offer that license ... so, that my code can be used in other GPL licensed applications / libraries (given that the EPL and GPL are not compatible). I've read the EPL and it's FAQ ... and I'm willing to dual-license the code as both AGPLv3 and EPL 1.0. As soon as you like. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Which BSD license (original, new / modified, simplified / FreeBSD) ? I have a little dis-comfortable with the very permissive BSD license ... since I have a preference for copy-left (as a default). I understand and appreciate the advantages of a permissive open-source license. If there is a case that requires those advantages ... and they out-weight the loss of copy-left protection, then that could be considered. Under what circumstances would you anticipate that a BSD license is required for code under the Paho / Koneki umbrella ?
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