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From: Howard Cole <howard.cole@selestial.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 12:00:07 -0000
Message-ID: <000f01c3e65f$707f2c10$6506ca0a@4arches.selestial.com>
To: <www-lib@w3.org>

SelestialMoving the library to the Open Source is great. Hopefully I can
then contribute. I have always held back from contributing to the W3s code
(Specifically LIBWWW source and Robot source) because of the strange way you
have to register as a developer before you can make contributions.

I do however think special consideration should be given to the licence. The
current licence is fine, alternatively switch to a liberal Open Source
licence like the BSD or MIT licence, which is much the same as the current
W3 licence. Please do not consider the switch to GPL which makes the
libraries use in commercial applications difficult.
Received on Thursday, 29 January 2004 06:52:30 UTC

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