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by Tuxie
Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: IPF and Openness
Replies: 154
Views: 61706

Re: IPF and Openness

Wouldn't the MAME license prevent shareware emulators from using it?
Would my proposed "IPF license" on page 7 prevent MAME/MESS from using it?
by Tuxie
Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:34 pm
Forum: News
Topic: IPF and Openness
Replies: 154
Views: 61706

Re: IPF and Openness

The SDKs you need to link with to create XBox/PS3/Wii software are to the best of my knowledge already incompatible with GPLv3 so anyone wanting to use the IPF library for that purpose can't choose GPLv3. As the added clauses in my proposed "IPF license" prohibits them from bundling or selling IPF i...
by Tuxie
Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: News
Topic: IPF and Openness
Replies: 154
Views: 61706

Re: IPF and Openness

If you "license under the GPL and be done with it" then you are effectively shutting out all emulators not under the GPL. That's why I suggested dual licensing. If I'm understanding this correctly you want a license that is: a) GPL compatible b) Compatible with Open Source licenses (non-copyleft aka...
by Tuxie
Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:12 pm
Forum: News
Topic: IPF and Openness
Replies: 154
Views: 61706

Re: IPF and Openness

Here is a list of licenses proven to be compatible with the GPL: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html Also consider dual-licensing. You can release the library as GPL AND some other license. A library under GPL can only be linked with GPL software but GPL software can link to libraries of a...