LXer: Open source author pulls code after GPL abuse
Published at LXer:
Robert Rosario, the developer behind the open source document management tool Mayan EDMS, has pulled the development code of the software from public repositories he says it's being pinched by folks who use it in ways not allowed by the GNU Public Licence. In a Google+ post, Rosario says he works hard to make the software, happily releases it for free but uses the GPL but reserves the right to retain property rights to the code. That's perfectly fair, he argues, given that the code is free to download and use.
He clearly does not understand the GPL. You can sell the code without issue. If you want, switch to creative commons, there you can specify more. I will switch myself, because I feel I have more control.
|All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:50 AM.|