[nycbug-talk] yahoo and bsd
nomadlogic at gmail.com
Tue Feb 14 15:19:45 EST 2006
On 2/14/06, Bob Ippolito <bob at redivi.com> wrote:
> On Feb 14, 2006, at 8:11 AM, pete wright wrote:
> > http://developer.yahoo.net/yui/
> > AJAX, another web fad? maybe...what i find interesting is that it's
> > released under the BSD license.
> > "All the components in the Yahoo! User Interface Library have been
> > released as open source under a BSD license and are free for all
> > uses."
> > Maybe we should try ping someone at Yahoo! to see why they choose the
> > BSD license, good make some good marketing fodder...
> The GPL style licenses hardly make sense in the context of a web
> browser. Most people are using MIT/BSD style licenses for these
> sorts of packages: Dojo Toolkit is dual AFL/BSD, MochiKit is MIT/BSD,
> Prototype is MIT, etc.
well we *all* know that ;) i think it might be good publicity for
people to see that Yahoo! is using the license....They are a
commercial entity that wanted to release some tool kit's as open
source. Instead of going the Apple and Sun route of creating thier
own license the used the BSD license.
In any event I'll try to hack up some questions and email the people
at Yahoo! Not going to hold my breath on a response but we'll see.
NYC's *BSD User Group
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