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