This software is n-tuple licensed

#FreeSoftware, #OpenSource #License proliferation and our current state of hell

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“Due to the number of libraries with varying licences used in the creation of this software, it is now licensed under all licenses known to ensure maximum compatibility and maximum seizure proclivity.”

So if I’m using the jQuery library, which is GPL/MIT licensed (depending on which is a better fit) and another piece of software (say Apache licensed), I can select the MIT license to distribute it with because they are more compatible.

Unless of course, I’m starting with a GPL licensed library first (e.g. ExtJS which is technically GPL v3), but I still won’t be able to distribute any modifications to the core under the ISC, because that may be too “free”.

But I won’t be able to distribute under the ISC because the it’s most certainly incompatible with the GPL (in all three thousand variations). 

Although, according to the ExtJS license explanation…

We want people building extensions, developer…

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word of a woman

At the Novitas Sunday gatherings we have been doing corporate readings the last couple months. It connects us to the liturgy of the church and all the followers of Jesus who have come before us and built on His foundation to bring us to this point in history and it connects us to all those who will build on long after we are gone. There have been many creeds written throughout church history. The creed we read yesterday was the newest one we have found and it was originally adopted in 1968 by the United Church of Canada’s 23rd General Council. I want to share it with you because it is the one that has spoken to me the most deeply.

A NEW CREED We are not alone, we live in God's world. We believe in God: who has created and is creating, who has come in Jesus, the Word…

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