[aquaria] SDL2 patches...
henrik.holst2 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 23 10:47:49 EDT 2013
No problem for my small patches either, but I wonder if it's really the
license that is the problem since the linkage is the other way around.
I.e a library used by a GPL program cannot be a derivative, it's the
program that is the derivative of the library so it's probably more a
question of Steam not wanting to distribute open sourced programs since
they don't want end users to be able to modify it in order to cheat etc.
Den 23 jul 2013 16:31 skrev "James Le Cuirot" <chewi at aura-online.co.uk>:
> On Tue, 23 Jul 2013 16:20:31 +0200
> "False.Genesis" <false.genesis at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > Ahh, the dreaded GPL, always a problem. Then I propose to change the
> > license from GPL to something less restrictive (MIT?) if this is
> > somehow possible, as it would change things for the better. Imho
> > there's no reason to keep these (legal) barriers.
> > Really, what is the difference between GPL code and patched up
> > non-GPL code that almost completely resembles the GPL one. Not in a
> > legal sense of course; legally this is pretty clear even though it
> > feels a bit stupid.
> > Thoughts on this? Is it even still possible at this stage? Is that an
> > option to consider or is it totally out of question?
> > I just really think it'll avoid further complications and be better
> > for everyone, even if it's just to make lawyers happy.
> As one of the contributors mentioned (albeit for a tiny patch), I have
> no problem with this and agree it would be of more practical benefit.
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