[nycbug-talk] yahoo and bsd
bob at redivi.com
Tue Feb 14 15:30:45 EST 2006
On Feb 14, 2006, at 12:19 PM, pete wright wrote:
> On 2/14/06, Bob Ippolito <bob at redivi.com> wrote:
>> On Feb 14, 2006, at 8:11 AM, pete wright wrote:
>>> 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
>>> Maybe we should try ping someone at Yahoo! to see why they choose
>>> 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.
Google's default license is also BSD. They allow the author to
choose whichever they want within reason, but BSD is the recommendation.
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