[Freegis-list] visual basic gis

Jan-Oliver Wagner jan at intevation.de
Wed Sep 22 20:17:34 CEST 2004


On Wed, Sep 22, 2004 at 02:05:42PM -0400, Jim Burnett wrote:
> ok this is good for me to know. I want to make this 100% free. I want it so
> people can use it and re-distribute it in their applications commercially
> or for personal use, all for fee. What kind of license do I need for that?

the license must grant the 4 freedoms defined for Free Software:
	http://www.fsf.org/philosophy/free-sw.html

Basically 3 standard license cover the range between Free Software
with protection of Freedom and Free Software without protection
of freedom: GNU GPL (strong protection), GNU LPGL and MIT/BSD (no
protection).

If you are the only copyright holder, you can apply the GNU GPL
first and may later decide to license it under another as well.
However, read about the licenses at the FSF pages to learn
the deatils.

	Jan
-- 
Jan-Oliver Wagner               http://intevation.de/~jan/

Intevation GmbH                      http://intevation.de/
FreeGIS                                http://freegis.org/



More information about the Freegis-list mailing list