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RIFE adopts the CDDL license

For the 1.1 release of RIFE, we have decided to dual license the framework and add CDDL as an option alongside the previous LGPL license.

The CDDL offers a copy-left open-source license that doesn't have any ambiguities regarding the terms 'linking' and 'executable', which make no sense in a Java application. There is no possible viral behavior that extends beyond RIFE itself. The CDDL protects us by requiring all source modifications to RIFE to be contributed back under the same license, but imposes no restrictions at all on the use of RIFE in a commercial application.

However, to be able to combine RIFE with a GPL license, a stronger copy-left license is required. In this case, the LGPL can be selected.

posted by Geert Bevin in RIFE on Sep 24, 2005 11:16 AM : 8 comments [permalink]
 

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Re: RIFE adopts the CDDL license
If you guys blow Sun a little longer, I'm sure that they'll reward you somehow.

Astroturfing gives CDDL no credibility if it has none in the first place.
Re: RIFE adopts the CDDL license
CDDL looks like a very good copy-left license for Java. If you have some constructive criticisms about it, let's hear it.
Trolling gives you no credibility, although it's easy to do when you hide behind anonymity.
Re: RIFE adopts the CDDL license
Isnt there a patent clause in CDDL as well? How does that work?
Re: RIFE adopts the CDDL license
Afaik, if any patent infringement claims are made, the license expires within 60 days.
Re: RIFE adopts the CDDL license
Ad-homineming critics is certainly constructive enough for an Astroturf post.
Re: RIFE adopts the CDDL license
Mr. anonymous, better learn the meaning of a word before using it, the authors of a project that say on their own blog that the project adopts a new license has got nothing to do with astroturfing. We're glad to have found a license that we feel comfortable with and that contains no ambiguities. If it irritates you because you have some stupid aversion against Sun or CDDL, then don't bother reading it, what the hell do you care.
Re: RIFE adopts the CDDL license
You pushed your Astroturf post to quite a number of people when you decided to promote yourself on java.blogs.
Re: RIFE adopts the CDDL license
You're right, a post about a Java web framework adopting a suitable copyleft license for Java doesn't belong on javablogs at all, how stupid of me, I should have let it being aggregated on Planet Gnome! It's 100% astroturfing too since it's obvious that Sun contacted me and told me exactly what to write just to promote CDDL in their ongoing aggressive action to do so.
You're making a fool of yourself Mr. anonymous, but then again, there must be a reason why you're anonymous, coward.

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