License Distribution

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at
Tue Jan 23 10:48:28 UTC 2001

On Mon, Jan 22, 2001 at 07:47:31PM +0000, MJ Ray wrote:
> Bernhard Reiter <bernhard at> writes:
> > (I don't know why they allow proprietory licenses....., I always
> > thought they did not, but obviously someone should inquire otherwise
> > the brand sourceforge for free software is damaged.)
> I suspect that proprietary means that it's their own (YAOSL?) licence,
> not that it's commercial software.  

Free Software and commercial does not exclude each other. 
You mean that they own the license?

> Perhaps sourceforge is for Open
> Source rather than Free software?

The widely accepted criteria of software being regarded free or open 
are (almost) the same. So there is no difference.
There is a difference in the movement.

> > Unfortunalty I have not found an easy method to get the license
> > distribution of the freshmeat database. (I have send them mail
> > and asked for it today.)
> I updated my copy of their applist today.  
Cool. Thanks.

The votes for free software are:

   7889 GPL
    589 LGPL
    490 BSDtype
    435 OpenSource
    208 PublicDomain
    109 Artistic&GPL
     67 MIT
     65 Apachestyle
     53 MPL
     44 QPL
     25 unknown
     17 EiffelForumFreewareLicense
      6 ThePHPLicense
      4 IBMPublicLicense
      1 X11/System
      1 X11/Education
      1 NPL

> Apologies for the lack of spaces, but my applist is a cooked copy for
> another project.

No problem.

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