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Re: Questions about CCXML and CCXML interpreter

From: Ségolène Métais <sgm@idylic.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2004 14:15:30 +0200
Message-ID: <41458F62.4070100@idylic.com>
To: www-voice@w3c.org
CC: Werner Dittmann <Werner.Dittmann@t-online.de>

The choice of a Free Software [0] (as opposed to "Open Source")license is a highly political matter.  

The main question you'll have to answer to is whether you want derivative works to be distributed under the same terms (ie. distributed as Free Software) or not (ie. one may modify your program and redistribute it under a proprietary license, closed-source, etc.).  If you do want derivative works to be distributed under the same terms, then you may consider the GNU GPL [1].  If you don't, then there is the LGPL [2].

One important thing is to choose a widely spread license (the GNU licenses are the most widely used Free Software licenses so far, although BSD-like licenses are also often used).  Choosing one such license will allow you to eventually incorporate other people's code released under that license.  On the other hand, it will also make it easier for Free Software developers to use your code into their project.

You may also want to look at the Free Software Foundation's license
list: http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/license-list.html .

[0] http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html
[1] http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/gpl.html
[2] http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/lgpl.html


Werner Dittmann wrote:

>based on and strongly influenced by the Phonologies opensource CCXML C++
>implementation I developed
>a Java based version of the CCXML interpreter. The Java implementation
>currently supports almost all features
>of the C++ version. The Java implementation was done with J2SDK 1.4.2 and
>uses Apache/Jakarta software,
>such as Junit, log4j, commons httpclient, Xerces as supporting libraries.
>Because I would like to put this work in public domain I appreciate any
>comments which license to use:
>-GPL, BSD, Apache, is there a W3C license for publice domain/opensource SW?
>Any ideas where to place the software as opensource?
>Ideas, comments, etc. are appreciated.
Received on Monday, 13 September 2004 12:17:23 UTC

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