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Which licence is best: EPL, GPL or BSD?

Sep 03, 2009, 14:34 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Varghese)

[ Thanks to Sam Varghese for this link. ]

"But on Monday, the Ottawa-based Free and Open Source Software Learning Centre held an event at which the merits and demerits of the Eclipse Public Licence, the General Public Licence and the BSD Licence were debated by three experts - and which contributed greatly to an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of all three licences.

"Mike Milinkovich, the executive director of the Eclipse Foundation, advocated for the EPL; Alfresco business development vice-president Matt Asay spoke for the GPL; and David Maxwell , an open source strategist for Coverity, put forward the pluses of the BSD licence.

"Each was given 10 minutes for primary arguments; five minutes for rebuttal and a minute each for summation. The three then fielded questions from both a web audience and those present; the Q and A session was not part of the debate proper in that it was not taken into account when judging the winner."

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